IEBC Exposes 6 Errors in NASA Document Disputing 'Presidential Results'

  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has pointed out glaring errors in a document submitted by the National Super Alliance (NASA) disputing the provisional presidential results in the just concluded General Election.

    On Thursday, leaders of the Opposition wrote a letter to the electoral commission claiming their tally revealed that Raila Odinga had garnered 8,041,726 votes compared to Uhuru Kenyatta's 7,755,428 votes.

    IEBC responded by saying the document entitled PRESIDENTIAL_REAL_TIME was "obviously and plainly falsified and contains elementary errors".

    The IEBC noted:

    1. The total number of registered voters currently stands at 19,611,423 and not 19,601,502 as indicated in the NASA document.

    2. The total number of votes cast in Siaya County which is given in the last column as 482,772 exceeds the total number of registered voters in the first column which is indicated as 457,953.

    3. The total number of votes cast in Nyamira County which is shown as 2,411,731 in the last column, is the exact number as the total number of votes cast in Nairobi County. In addition, a basic reading of the column representing the total number of votes cast in Nairobi county in Column 3 is shown as 2,411,731 while the last Column indicates 16,936,696.

    4. The running totals are also obviously wrong. The figure in Column 3 of the total votes cast should be the same as the aggregate for the votes cast for the eight [8] presidential candidates which is set out in the last Column.

    5 In the document, the figure in Column 3 which is given as 16,993,696 is different from the aggregate of the individual votes cast, which is indicated as 18,362,556.

    6. The annotation dbo shows that the information in the document shows that it is a print out from Microsoft SQL database.

    "The Commission is on record that its results management platform runs on an oracle database which is intact and secure," read the document.

    The commission emphasised that it would comply with the provisions of the Constitution as far as announcing the results is concerned.

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