In Summary
  • Mr Nguma told the court that voting and tallying was done manually.
  • The official added that all these activities having been done by a human being were prone to error.
  • Wiper had, however, sent a list of names of agents, but who chose to represent other parties in the National Super Alliance.

A poll official on Wednesday testified that most Wiper Part agents in Kitui County did not append their signatures to the electoral forms during the August 8 General Election.

Mr Albert Nguma, the county returning officer, told the court that in more than 290 polling stations, the forms were signed by agents from other parties such as Narc and Maendeleo Chap Chap, but not Wiper.

He pointed out that only three polling stations had the forms signed by Wiper agents.

Wiper had, however, sent a list of names of agents, but who chose to represent other parties in the National Super Alliance.

Former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe has contested the outcome in the poll he lost to Ms Charity Ngilu. He defended the seat on a Wiper ticket while Ms Ngilu vied on a Narc ticket.

WIPER AGENTS

On Monday, Dr Malombe’s chief agent, Mr Bernard Kitheka, told Justice Pauline Nyamweya that most Wiper agents changed their loyalty.

Mr Nguma said it was true that he received complaints that some of the Wiper agents had been chased away from the polling station, but he later dismissed the allegations upon verification.

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