In Summary

  • Mr Ndii said they are not pleased with the conduct of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
  • Mr Shimekha said that extra measures will be taken to ensure that their work is not frustrated by anyone.

The intrigues surrounding the validity of the August 8 presidential election results ramps up with National Super Alliance technical adviser David Ndii claiming that the votes of its flag-bearer Raila Odinga were stolen in favour of his opponent Mr Uhuru Kenyatta.

During a media briefing at the Nasa tallying centre in Nairobi’s Runda estate, Mr Ndii said they are not pleased with the conduct of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) because the integrity of the election has been compromised.

"We are not in the business of replicating the IEBC illegality," Mr Ndii said.

NASA AGENT

His statement followed a similar one issued by MPs-elect who are members of parties that form the coalition.

They were led by Mr John Mbadi (Suba South), Mr Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Mr Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja) and Mr Tom Kajwang’ (Ruaraka), among others.

Mr Ndii cited a case of Sirisia constituency in Bungoma County where the Nasa agent declined to sign form 34B because the Returning Officer (RO) did not announce the results at the constituency level as required.

PROCESS
Article 138 of the Constitution of Kenya outlines the processes to be followed before the results are announced by election officials.

At the polling station, the presiding officer is required to count all the votes and upon confirmation from the parties’ agents, key them in form 34A.

He is then required to scan the form, transmit the scanned document to the constituency returning officer and physically present the form at the constituency centre.

VERIFICATION
The constituency returning officer is then required to log the presiding officer’s details into the results transmission system to check whether they tally with what is contained in the form.

Upon validation and with the agreement of the parties’ agents, the RO is required to key in the results into form 34B, sign, scan and transmit the form to the National Tallying Centre, which is at Bomas of Kenya.

He is then obligated to physically present the form to the tallying centre for validation.

WINNER
At the National Tallying Centre, the constituency returning officer’s username and password will be entered into the database to check whether the two sets of results are congruent.

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