Body language experts would have more stories to tell from Bomas. Numerous were the occasions electoral officials stepped out of the podium to pick calls, conversations one could easily tell they didn’t want anyone to eavesdrop on. Some were also bombarded with messages urging them to make one decision or the other.
Mr Chiloba is for instance said to have received a barrage of messages some not so kind to him. He was not alone.
Nation has also learnt of the “serious” concerns that were raised within the commission of “unusual behaviour” of some two top officials.
Apparently one of the officials is reported to have formed a habit of throwing off his security aides as he drives himself to clandestine meetings with certain powerful people in government.
“When he was appointed he was handed two cars – an official car and a chase car. But for some time he has been driving himself around town without a single security aide and sometimes appearing in office at odd hours,” an IEBC insider told Nation.
On the other hand, questions were being raised about the manner in which the second official wanted the commission to be lenient to Jubilee Party candidates who had infringed on the electoral code of conduct during the campaigns.
“Whenever it was a case involving a Jubilee candidate, (this official) would suggest that a reprimand was sufficient even if the evidence was enough for the candidate to be fined like others. Of course this raised serious questions why (this official) wanted the Jubilee candidates handled with kids gloves,” an IEBC insider intimated to the Nation.
Meanwhile, Nation also understands that one commissioner was living in fear after being singled out as a Nasa sympathiser and the source of the leaks from IEBC.
As expected, Mr Kenyatta’s win triggered public outrage from some strongholds of Mr Odinga pitting supporters against police who have been accused of using excess force with some deaths reported.
In their final tallies, IEBC declared President Kenyatta the winner of the presidential race with 8.2 million votes against Mr Odinga who garnered 6.8 million votes.
Nasa has disputed the results and accused the commission and Jubilee operatives of hacking into the results transmission system to rig in favour of President Kenyatta.
Nation has also independently got information that Jubilee Party agents and officials attempted to storm into the meeting Nasa leaders were having with the IEBC at Bomas on Thursday.
Nasa leaders, Mr Mudavadi, Mr Moses Wetang’ula, Mr James Orengo and Mr Johnston Muthama had gone to the Bomas of Kenya to deliver a letter to IEBC on the “authentic and legitimate result of the presidential election” before they released their tallies to the press.
During the brief standoff, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati reportedly told off the Jubilee leaders to request for and wait for their turn if they are interested in having a meeting with the commission.
“The chairman was adamant that the Jubilee officials would not be allowed into the meeting the commission was having with Nasa leaders and reminded them that they had afforded them a similar opportunity which Nasa was not part of,” the Nation learnt.