, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says ballot papers mistakenly marked rejected in Imara Daima will be counted after consensus by party agents.
Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba says disciplinary action will be taken against its officers whose actions or lack thereof, had impeded the voting process.
While reacting to the arrest of a clerk for the issuance of double ballots, Chiloba stated that the Commission has guarded against every foreseeable risk.
He further blamed suppliers for the late delivery of tents and tables in some areas.
He stated it also appears that some clerks failed to pay keen attention to the process of verifying voters using the KIEMS kits but says their ID numbers will be entered alphanumerically in such instances.
Earlier, during a press conference at the Bomas of Kenya – the main tallying centre – IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati stated that the Commission has replaced Returning Officers in Embakasi East, Kasarani and Westlands over delayed voting.
Chebukati explained that Commissioners had also been dispatched to the affected centres.
He also assured that provisions have been put in place to ensure the delay will not affect the voting process.
Earlier, in some polling stations, there had been some delays with voters complaining that they were yet to start voting at 6am as required.
At about 9am, voting was yet to start at Rabuor Primary School in Nyando constituency following the breakdown of the electronic voter identification system.
In Donholm here in Nairobi, voters expressed their frustration following delays in the start of voting.