You won't count your votes - IEBC lashes at Raila
On Sunday while at a rally in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, ODM leader and NASA co-principal Raila Odinga hinted at a deal by the opposition to have a parallel tallying centre other than IEBC’s.
The Wafula Chebukati led IEBC has dismissed Monday newspaper reports that the National Super Alliance will announce its own results in the during the August general election.
In a series of tweets, IEBC said that 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,” said Wafula Chebukati, Chairman IEBC adding that the Constitution, the Elections Act as amended and the attendant regulations provide the procedure for elections results management.
Odinga added that National Super Alliance (NASA) will announce its own results in the August polls as part of efforts to prevent rigging.
“Our agents will scan the results and send to our national tallying centre that will be set up by ODM,” Odinga revealed.
In response IEBC has further said it has developed the results management framework which is publicly available on its website. The framework clarifies the procedure the Commission shall follow in ensuring transparency and accountability in election results management.
“We invite all actors to review the results management framework,” Chebukati said.
He added: “By setting up the new integrated election management system (KIEMS), the Commission shall guarantee greater transparency, accountability and auditability of the results.”
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