Ruto's Votes in Kiambu Constituency Reduced by 10K After IEBC Mishap

  • UDA presidential candidate William Ruto (right) with his running mate Rigathi Gachagua during a media briefing on August 4, 2022
    UDA presidential candidate William Ruto (right) with his running mate Rigathi Gachagua during a media briefing on August 4, 2022.
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  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has corrected the tally of Deputy President William Ruto's votes in the Kiambu constituency following a mismatch in Forms 34A and 34B.

    According to final results announced by the IEBC, Ruto garnered 41,050 votes in the constituency and not 51,050 as indicated in the results submitted earlier.

    This error was established during verifying the forms submitted to the Commission by the constituency Returning Officers.

    From left IEBC Commissioners Molu Boya, Juliana Cherera and Chair Wafula Chebukati during a prayer meetuing at the Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
    From left IEBC Commissioners Molu Boya, Juliana Cherera and Chair Wafula Chebukati during a prayer meeting at the Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
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    The mistake was, however, a transcription error made by an IEBC Commissioner who later made a correction after questions were raised over the imbalanced numbers.

    However, the tally of votes in favour of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party flagbearer, Raila Odinga, of 14,860 as entered by the Returning Officer was not affected.

    The final results of the county as announced by IEBC were Raila Odinga 14,860 votes, William Ruto 41,050 votes, Waihiga Mwaure 318 votes and George Wajackoyah 318 votes.

    The total valid votes cast stood at 56,546 out of which 392 were rejected in an electoral area whose parliamentary seat went to Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

    John Waithaka was declared the MP-elect.

    The Electoral Commission has received form 34Bs from 291 constituencies, with the diaspora tallying stations combined into one constituency. So far, the commission has announced verified results for 41 constituencies.

    Meanwhile, several candidates have been declared winners of the gubernatorial, senatorial, parliamentary and member of county assembly seats. 

    Among the notable outcomes is the election of seven women as governors. They include Kawira Mwangaza (Meru), Cecily Mbarire (Embu) and Fatuma Achani (Kwale).

    Others include Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay).

    From leftIEBC Commissioners Juliana Cherera, Commissioner Abdi Guliye and Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022
    From left: IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Commissioner Abdi Guliye and Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022.
    Kenyans.co.ke