Confusion as both Babu Owino and his rival declare themselves Victors in Vote Recount
A new twist in the Vote Recount!!
The vocal legislator took to his Facebook Account to declared victory unto himself following the vote recount in his constituency.
According to the numbers given by Owino, he has emerged with victory after getting 46587 Votes against 42253 of his competitor Francis Mureithi.
“Thanks to the Almighty God. The will of the people of Embakasi East is finally out. Results before recount. Babu Owino-46587.Francis Mureithi-42253.Results AFTER recount, Babu Owino 46813, Francis mureithi 42475.Thank you God the devil is ashamed” wrote Babu Owino on Facebook.
However, Minutes later Mureithi himself took to his Facebook account with his own figures which showed he had won.
He added that ballot boxes from six polling station and Form 35A from 60 stations were missing.
“We have ballot boxes missing from six polling stations and cannot be found, Form 35A missing for over 60 stations others have no IEBC stamps and Officials Signatures. It’s evident the process was not conducted as per the rules. Final tally for 201 polling stations of 207 are as follows, Francis mureithi 47,582. Babu Owino 46,813. WE NOW AWAIT THE FINAL COURT JUDGEMENT AFTER THE FINDINGS ARE TAKEN BACK TO COURT. GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS . ASANTE YAHWEH” wrote Francis Mureithi
On January 12 2017, the High Court ordered recount and scrutiny of all votes cast in the parliamentary race during the August 8 election in Embakasi East.
The ruling was made in an election petition filed by Owino's opponent from the Jubilee Party, Francis Mureithi.
Mr Mureithi, who got 39,805 votes against Owino's 43,862, pleaded with the court to annul the August 8 polls, arguing that the intimidations that Babu adduced to his supporters violated their absolute rights to vote.
IEBC is yet to give official results.
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