IEBC responds after Citizen TV’s extraordinary numbers on Repeat poll cause confusion

The numbers had confused Kenyans

The Electoral body has distanced itself from poll results being circulated from other sources.

According to IEBC Verified results are on its public portal and Kenyans should not be fall to fake sources.

Citizen TV later explained the discrepancy, stating that they had mixed up the results of Mandera West with those from Bungoma County.

“There was an on-air mix-up of results from Bungoma County and Mandera West constituency. The error if highly regretted,” the explanation stated.

The local media has been forced to come up with their own tallies after the IEBC stated that it would not have provisional results as had been the case in previous elections.

Citizen TV, owned by media mogul S.K Macharia, caused confusion after purporting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had gotten 109,938 votes in Mandera west, which has only 26,816 registered voters.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Biography: Peter Kelerwa Salasya

Biography: Peter Kelerwa Salasya

Supreme Court highlights dysfunction in IEBC, makes 7 key recommendations

Supreme Court highlights dysfunction in IEBC, makes 7 key recommendations

Ruto: This is one of the last times we are having this ceremony

Ruto: This is one of the last times we are having this ceremony

Police lob teargas at MPs protesting outside IEBC offices [Video]

Police lob teargas at MPs protesting outside IEBC offices [Video]

Ruto's directive on SGR takes effect

Ruto's directive on SGR takes effect

6-storey building collapses, many feared trapped

6-storey building collapses, many feared trapped

2 powerful aides that will make or break Ruto's legacy

2 powerful aides that will make or break Ruto's legacy

Ruto orders crackdown on Pokot bandits

Ruto orders crackdown on Pokot bandits

Journalists' union comes to rescue of Tuko editor after being jailed

Journalists' union comes to rescue of Tuko editor after being jailed