December 23, 2007
Reports emerge that a large number of Administration Police officers are undergoing training at the Administration Police Training College in Embakasi to act as PNU agents in ODM zones. The government dismisses them as propaganda.
December 26, 2007
People suspected to AP officers are attacked in Migori on claims that they were out to rig the polls for PNU. Similar reports are received from Eldoret Town where a bus allegedly carrying the APs is torched.
Voting goes on peacefully in most parts of the country. Provisional results as at midnight show ODM presidential candidate Raila Odinga taking a huge lead, trailed by incumbent Mwai Kibaki in second position and Kalonzo Musyoka a distant third.
Tension mounts in parts of the country after latest results show President Kibaki closing in on Mr Odinga’s lead. ODM leaders, including William Ruto, James Orengo and Henry Kosgey storm the Electoral Commission of Kenya’s main tallying centre at KICC to protest at what they term as manipulation of figures to rig out their candidate.
The leaders, now joined by Mr Odinga, convene a press conference where they parade a Mr Kirui, a parliamentary official attached to the ECK, who claims that results of some constituencies were manipulated in favour of Mr Kibaki.
Mr Orengo and PNU’s Martha Karua are picked to verify contentious results with ECK officials during an overnight exercise.
Tension is palpable in most parts of the country as the ECK delays announcing the presidential results. Chairman Kivuitu at one time says election officials in some of Mr Kibaki’s strongholds had gone missing with their vote tallies. ODM leaders hold a press conference and declare Mr Odinga the winner of the presidential elections.