In Summary
  • In Subukia, Nakuru County, frustrated presiding officers left the tallying centre and went to sleep.

Election officials endured long, grueling hours amid high expectations from Kenyan voters for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to deliver a free, fair and credible election.

Since Monday, August 7, when they started getting ready for the election, officials have worked round the clock during counting and delivering of results.


Once voting was completed on Tuesday and counting done at respective stations, they were to travel to constituency tallying centres where they would queue to deliver their results.

Many were completely fatigued. In some areas, unable to endure any more, some abandoned their poll material unattended while others dozed off at polling stations.

In Nyandarua, the county IEBC director, Mr Gideon Balang, postponed the announcement of county results to Friday, saying his officers were fatigued and could not go on.


Addressing the press on Thursday evening, he said his officers could not work past 6pm.

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