Uasin Gishu Woman Representative-elect Gladys Boss Shollei on Wednesday, August 24, revealed how she alerted the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials of errors in the presidential election results at the Bomas of Kenya.
Speaking to KTN News, Shollei pointed out that aside from her work as the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party agent, she also informed the IEBC officials of the omission of 500 votes from Raila's tally at a certain constituency.
She noted that the Azimio agents were inadequately prepared for the entire process and only paid lip service to their party leader, Raila Odinga.
"Every time that I would find an error, I would go and inform the IEBC commissioner Francis Wanderi who was present at the time. I remember at some point that some members of the Azimio faction accosted one of the IEBC officers to prompt why I possessed a piece of paper."
"I showed them that I was correcting an error where Raila was losing 500 votes. So the fact is, they (agents) were not doing their jobs. They lie to baba and mislead him while they know the truth. I asked myself how unlucky is Raila to be surrounded by people who are not truthful," Shollei stated.
Responding to the matter, Azimio chief agent, Saitabao Ole Kanchory noted that Shollei's statement had proved their claims of irregularities towards Raila Odinga's actual results.
"Well done Gladys for stepping in to be Raila's agent. She has just told us on national television that Raila's results were not factual to the point that she even stepped in as an agent of necessity, " Kanchory pointed out.
"Correction, it's Forms 34B that we pointed out had errors and not Forms 34A," Shollei refuted.
In what was a heated debate, both politicians were determined to prove their side of the tale. Kanchory affirmed that the Azimio faction was against IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati leading the polls again.
"As soon as I was appointed Azimio's chief agent, I said that I could not work with Chebukati as the IEBC chairman. One of the things that we told our principal Raila Odinga is that this man cannot run a legitimate exercise. Because Raila is a nice person, he told us that we should trust him and we did that at our own peril," Kanchory stated.
After nine petitions were filed at the Supreme Court of Kenya, all eyes are on the seven-judge bench to determine the fate of the August 9 presidential poll. The ruling is scheduled for Monday, September 5.