Results of Kenyan Election Blighted by Errors

KYSYElectionNAIROBI, KENYA: Results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) are again blighted by errors, calling the validity of Kenya’s presidential re-run into question.

 On October 30th, Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner of the latest presidential election – but the win remains dogged by questions of legitimacy. He was declared president-elect after a historically low turnout of 38 percent, demonstrated by IEBC statistics, and an opposition boycott that excluded significant parts of the country from the poll.

 This statement includes examples of errors on the forms, including significant alterations of results from Garissa.

KYSY has identified errors and inconsistencies in the results announced yesterday, including significant and unexplained changes in the Register of Voters. There are also differences between the mathematical and announced total of valid votes cast; and, differences between the total valid votes cast recorded on constituency results Forms 34B and those announced.

 Multiple Forms 34B also show that returning officers did not receive all the polling station results Forms 34A from their respective constituencies. This is significant, as it means that constituency level tallies were conducted without all polling station results.

 KYSY deployed approximately 2,000 observers in 44 of the 47 counties around the country to observe election and human rights violations. The observers are responsible for monitoring Election Day processes, and transmitting photos of posted Forms 34A (polling station-level results) and Forms 34B (constituency-level tally of results). KYSY also monitors and analyses results posted on the official IEBC website.

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