Why Kenya had so many spoilt Votes - AU Lead Observer explains

The Head of the AU observer mission has explained the mistake which could have have led to so many spoilt votes...

John Kerry consulting Former SA President Thabo Mbeki

The Head of the AU observer mission and former South African President Thabo Mbeki has explained why Kenya had so many spoilt votes on Tuesday's General Election.

According to the lead observer, IEBC would disqualify any vote which was ticked outside the box.

Going by his explanation, if 95% of the tick was in the box and at the same time 5% was outside, it was declared a spoilt vote, which could explain the high number of rejected votes.

The former SA President stated that IEBC and also political parties needed to discuss the thoroughness in which the IEBC termed a vote spoilt.

He also recommended the Electoral body for the good work they had done in ensuring the Electronic system was a success. Mbeki was addressing journalists on Wednesday at the Bomas of Kenya, the National Tallying Centre.

According to IEBC's website, 366961 presidential votes were rejected.

Meanwhile, President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading with  7,511,454 votes against Raila Odinga's 6,124,426 votes.

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