Late rulings force IEBC to manually relay some results, reprint ballots

August 2, 2017 5:40 pm
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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said this was the consequence of late determination of nomination disputes filed in court/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 2 – As it undertook a public test run of its results transmission system on Wednesday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission revealed that the results for some elective seats in 33 electoral areas would not be transmitted electronically.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said this was the consequence of late determination of nomination disputes filed in court.

“At the time we closed the CRMS system we received court orders directing us to include some candidates. The kits are loaded with the register of voters as well as the names of the candidates. So we could not accommodate some of the candidates but this does not affect presidential candidates. It affects the other elective positions in 33 electoral areas.”

“So the Commission will not be able to transmit those results but those results will not be available but those results will be available by the manual way of filling the applicable forms,” he said.

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The Commission, he said, would also be forced to reprint some ballots on account of said court orders.

“As up to yesterday we still had court interventions and this has forced us to reprint ballot papers for Kirinyaga Senate, Embu Governorship and East Asembo Ward.”

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