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NASA meets Chebukati, wants forms 34A made available urgently

NASA had on Wednesday alleged that the IEBC server had been hacked, claiming that the results being displayed on their website were not factual./MOSES MUOKI

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 10 – The Opposition National Super Alliance says it has met with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials to voice its concerns over the 2017 election results.

NASA Co-Principal Musalia Mudavadi on Thursday asked the Commission to make available forms 34A and 34B to enable them verify the results before relaying them to the public.

“We have had a formal meeting with IEBC to point out serious irregularities and anomalities we want them to look into,” Mudavadi said at a news conference.

NASA had on Wednesday alleged that the IEBC server had been hacked, claiming that the results being displayed on their website were not factual.

However IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati responded to the claims and assured Kenyans that the system had not been hacked and asked Kenyans to exercise patience.

Chebukati on Thursday told the media that they had asked for the forms 34A and 34B from all the 40,883 polling stations and 290 constituencies respatively to arrive at Bomas by 12pm Friday for verification.

“We have called on all the Returning Officers to ensure that all the forms are with us; after we validate them we shall tell Kenyans who their President is,” said Chebukati.

NASA on Thursday made fresh allegations that they had been provided with the actual presidential results that give Raila Odinga a clear lead in the race with 8.04million votes and Uhuru Kenyatta 7.75 million votes.

The results given by NASA contradicted the results shown on the IEBC website on Thursday which give Uhuru Kenyatta a commanding lead with 8.1mn votes and Raila Odinga 6.7mn votes

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“We have been furnished with information from confidential IEBC sources giving us the actual presidential results contained in their databasewhich places our presidential candidate ahead of Uhuru Kenyatta,” said Mudavadi.

Chebukati however called upon Kenyans and political parties to be patient as they continue with the tallying process until logical results are arrived, at urging leaders to avoid making statements that are inciting to Kenyans.

He has also said that the results being displayed are just provisional stating that official results will be provided to Kenyans once the process is complete.

“I urge all parties to exercise restraint especially at this critical moment. The Commission is availabe to address any concern they may have related to results management process I therefore urge all leaders to avoid making statements that are inciting to Kenyans,” Chebukati said.

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