IEBC finally allows Raila to monitor election results

Earlier the IEBC boss had emphatically stated that it was illegal for NASA to monitor the results of the August 8 Election.

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After a meeting with NASA leaders, Mr Chebukati noted that political parties and media were free to monitor elections but prohibited them to announce the results. He divulged that the Commission was the only body mandated to do so.

“Parties recognize that it is the mandate of the IEBC to aanounce and declare the results of an election. However, political parties and media may monitor, tally and verify the results for their own internal use,”  IEBC said in a statement

“For the avoidance of doubt it is only the commission that is allowed under the law to count, tally, collate, announce and declare the results of an election. Other actors, including political parties, shall have access to the results within the framework established by the commission.” Chebukati stated.

This he said after ODM leader insisted that the Opposition would establish a parallel tallying centre and station a committee of 50 people to every polling station, who will act as party agents and voter marshals.

“You have registered enough. What we want is that in all polling stations we have committees of 50 youths each then they communicate to us through video conferencing and keep us posted on who has voted and who has not,”

"IEBC will announce their results … and we will announce ours from our tallying centre for comparison. We will not accept fake results as happened in 2013 at Bomas of Kenya.

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