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KoT 'exposes IEBC’s dirty work’

Form 34A from one of the polling stations in Mandera county. [Photo: witter/IEBC portal]

Days after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati declared President Uhuru Kenyatta as the president elect in the concluded August 8 polls, a section of Kenyans are still scrutinising the form 34A’s.

According to the electoral body, Uhuru led in the presidency race by garnering 8,203,290 votes, while the National Super Alliance (Nasa) principal Raila Odinga got 6,762,224.

The commission noted the votes the presidential candidates obtained were verified from forms 34A and 34B.

However, a number of Kenyans have claimed the Wafula Chebukati led team might have cooked the numbers to come up with the winner.

This is after one of the form 34A’s from Mandera county in one of the polling stations that was uploaded at the IEBC portal showed the candidates results were recorded in an exercise book with no names and signatures from the presiding officer, deputy presiding officers and political agents from the polling station as required by the law.

By Tuesday evening, the said Form 34A still existed on the IEBC poportal.

IEBC has however uploaded another form 34A of the questioned polling station after a section of Kenyans raised the alarm.

The electoral body also told the Nasa team on Tuesday that it is unable to share with them all the form 34A’s and asked for more time to be able to do so.

Below are some reactions from Kenyans:

@ItsMutai: This IEBC form 34A on the portal. Not even signature of the Presiding officers. This is an exercise book. Then you say the election was fair

@NelsonHavi: If only we voted and came back to witness the counting n guard the form 34A on the polling station door, we wouldn't b where we are now.

@IEBCKenya: APO waiting to be paid, form 34A, mnatuchesha sana

@Ojskonko: IEBC have deleted the form 34A exercise book from Mandera their uploaded in their portal.

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