IEBC Sets Tough Rules For Those Witnessing Presidential Vote Tally at Bomas

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    The electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati (centre) with fellow commissioners Prof Abdi Guliye (left) and Mr Molu Boya during a press briefing
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  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has issued tough rules following a scuffle at the National Tallying Centre.

    There was a standoff at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, after Azimio agents raised an alarm over a strange electronic device spotted at the NTC.

    Presidential representatives from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and Azimio clashed when the suspicious gadget was allegedly sneaked into the room by unknown people.

    Journalists were kicked out of the auditorium as IEBC officials led by Prof Abdi Guliye called for an urgent meeting with the chief agents.

    UDA team at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
    UDA team at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
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    Guliye also called in security to contain the situation and warned politicians that such acts will not be tolerated.

    He also directed politicians who had thronged the National Tallying Centre to leave if they had nothing to do at Bomas, blaming them over the scuffle.

    Journalists were also banned from taking pictures of IEBC officials, with Guliye noting that this was putting them in danger.

    Aside from the scuffle at Bomas, tallying of the presidential results gathered pace on Friday, as IEBC worked to beat the Tuesday deadline for announcing the outcome of the poll.

    Tallying of the results began on Thursday, August 11, at the national tallying centre in Bomas, Nairobi, where the electoral body is verifying Form 34Bs from the constituency level.

    IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, released the second set of verified results of the presidential election today.

    He noted that the commission will keep updating Kenyans as it verifies the results and the results announced at the polling stations would be final. 

    In Ndia constituency, Kirinyaga county, Azimio la Umoja candidate Raila Odinga garnered 6,872 votes, while Kenya Kwanza's William Ruto got 41,293 votes out of the total 48,548 valid votes cast. 

    Agano Party's David Mwaure garnered 151 votes while Roots Party's George Wajackoyah got 232 votes. The IEBC chairman revealed that 46 ballots were rejected in the constituency.

    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the National Tallying Centre in Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 12, 2022.
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