Vote Recount Shows Anomalies-Lawyers
Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the civil society have said the re-tallying of votes show discrepancies in the presidential results as declared by the electoral commission. Mr Odinga’s lawyer George Oraro told the Supreme Court that Forms 36 contain “grave errors”. “There are huge discrepancies in Forms 36 used in tallying final results,” said Mr Oraro Friday. “The re-tallying shows there was addition of 6,139 votes and a subtraction of 12, 530 votes when figures are tallied,” he said.
He was responding to the report of the scrutiny of results from 22 polling stations ordered by the Supreme Court. Lawyer Kethi Kilonzo for the Africa Centre for Open Governance (Africog) said, according to the report, Forms 34 were missing in 10 constituencies. She said that in Laikipia West constituency, party agents were unable to verify the number of votes cast. Ms Kilonzo said president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta got 76,760 votes, yet this could not be verified.
She said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Issack Hassan announced the final results prematurely. “The Returning Officer of the presidential election (Mr Hassan) made the final announcement without all the results,” she said.
According to the report, these are: Kilifi North, Kapenguria, Loima, Magarini, Matuga, Narok West, Kuresoi South, Likuyani, Kabondo Kasipul, Mwingi North.