, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – Seven Forms 34B have so far been verified by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as more Constituency Returning Officers continued to deliver results declarations forms at the National Tallying Center, following Thursday’s fresh presidential election.
The forms verified by IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati are those from Nambale, Ndaragua, Mwingi West, Mathare, Dagoretti South, Kajiado Central and Embakasi North constituency.
In his second update at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday, Chebukati also said the number of physically delivered constituency result declaration forms had risen from 15 to 38 as more election officials continued to arrive at the command center of Thursday’s presidential election.
The 15 constituencies whose original forms had been submitted at the time of Chebukati’s first address on Friday were Mathare, Nambale, Mwala, Mwingi West, Ndaragwa, Dagoretti South, Kajiado South, Embakasi North, Kajiado Central, Roysambu, Turbo, Ndia, Bomet East, Kandara and Kathiani.
The additional 23 constituencies which had physically filed their returns at the time of Chebukati’s second address are Mogotio, Embakasi West, Kikuyu, Tetu, Machakos Town, Juja, Makadara, Matungulu, Mathioya, Embakasi Central, Mumias West, Mumias East, Kaiti, Ol Jorok, Mavoko, Mwea, Lugari, Eldama Ravine, Buuri, Naivasha, Matayos, Vihiga and Thika Town.
As at 5 pm on Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s (Jubilee Party) numbers had crossed 6 million mark in a provisional tally with National Super Alliance’s Raila Odinga approaching 60,000 votes.
219 Form 34Bs out of 291 had been electronically transmitted at the time, representing 37,117 out of 40,883 polling stations countrywide.
The Diaspora constituency comprising of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa has about a dozen polling stations.