Unlike what the opposition parties led by the ODM described the just concluded election, the African Union delegated led by SOuth Africa’s former President Thabo Mbeki, says the 2017 Kenyan elections were free and fair.
Mbeki, had alongside a few others sent by the AU to observe the election Processes, related his satisfaction in the just concluded elections.
Having toured around the country’s polling stations in approximately 30 counties, Thabo Mbeki noted that though there were some lapses encountered at the polling stations, voters massive turn out signifies the people’s interest in a democratic governance.
“There were long queues in virtually every polling station I visited. There was tranquillity and minimal insecurity cases.
“I also noted a good response by voters who abided by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission rules,” Mbeki stated at the Visa Oshwal Primary School in Westlands, Nairobi after observing the process.
Mbeki’s report on the outcome of the general elections comes amidst claims by the National Super Alliance (NASA) that IEBC systems were hacked and elections rigged in favour of Jubilee party.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga who first raised the alarm noted that the alleged hack into the IEBC national account for the election was done with the full support of the ruling Jubilee party. “They loaded an algorithm that created a constant gap of 11% (between Uhuru and Raila)…they also introduced programs
“They loaded an algorithm that created a constant gap of 11% (between Uhuru and Raila)…they also introduced programs that can manipulate data.”We have sufficient proof that they effectively disabled the system from detecting date and time thus they were able to add
“We have sufficient proof that they effectively disabled the system from detecting date and time thus they were able to add and delete data.
“What IEBC has posted as results on the presidential election is a fraud,” Odinga stated.
Unlike the 2013 general election which was characterised by a wild voting behaviour and mass electoral irregularities, international bodies present to monitor the 2017 elections said the election was okay so far.
Nevertheless, the Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has urged Kenyans to remain calm till the as they wait for the outcome of the General Election.
He congratulated the nation for their interest in the electing the candidate of their choice but warned that those caught spreading hate on social media would be dealt with accordingly as the country is not ready to be plunged into a fresh chaos.