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.
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