- Aisha Jumwa
Vote counting continued on Wednesday, August 10 after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) closed polling stations on August 9 at 5 pm.
A fact check by Kenyans.co.ke established that only 35 counties out of 47 have so far submitted forms 34A majority of which are currently at above 92 per cent.
Regions from which the results have nearly hit 100 per cent mark are the Rift Valley and Mt. Kenya which are perceived to be Deputy President William Ruto's strong holds.
Nyeri is among the 35 counties leading with the forms submitted currently standing at 99 percent followed by Elgeyo Marakwet, Kericho, Nandi and Uasin Gishu.President Uhuru Kenyatta at Mutomo polling station in Ichaweri, Gatundu South on August, 9Kenyans.co.ke
All six constituencies in Nyeri have all forms submitted at above 100 per cent except for Kieni which is currently at 98.7 per cent. Mathira and Othaya constituencies are currently at 99 per cent.
Other counties above 95 per cent are Busia at 95.6 per cent, Bomet at 97.6 per cent, Kericho at 98.2 per cent, Kirinyaga at 96.5 per cent, Kisumu at 96 per cent, Siaya at 96 per cent and Nyamira at 96.8 per cent.
There are, however, five other counties that are yet to submit a bulk of their forms 34A at below 80 per cent but above 50 per cent.
They include Wajir at 52 per cent, Mandera at 61 per cent, Garissa at 68 per cent, Tana River at 78 per cent and and Turkana at 76 per cent. Kakamega County which had its gubernatorial elections suspended is at 89 per cent.
In the case of Wajir, Eldas constituency has 72 polling centres with zero forms 34A submitted. This is because IEBC called off the voting exercise in the region after gunmen attacked a tallying centre on Monday, August 8 evening. Election in the region has been slated for August 10.
"It will not affect our timelines in terms of our presidential announcement. If it is done by the end of the day, they will be able to tally and transmit results. The original copies will be airlifted to Bomas for the national tally," explained IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
Other counties that have forms 34A submitted on the lower side are Isiolo at 86 per cent followed by Meru at 88 per cent then Samburu at 88 per cent.
With little above 3 million cumulative provisional votes for all the four presidential candidates, total votes that were casted stand at 12 million.
IEBC opened a public portal for Kenyans across the country to monitor presidential results in real-time.
The Commission granted access to the portal to tame misinformation and misrepresentation of facts and promote transparency in a cutthroat presidential contest.From left, Azimio La Umoja flag bearer Raila Odinga and Kenya Kwanza's Deputy President William Ruto while at polling station casting their ballots on August 9, 2022.gun
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