Former ruling party Kanu which originally said it has evidence that jubilee rigged the Kericho by-election has opened up that its candidate won the Kericho by-election by over 100,000 votes.
The party chairman Gideon Moi stated that the party officials carried out a tallying which has proved that Paul Sang won by 126,000 votes against Aaron Cheruiyot’s 33,000 but out of deep-rooted corruption in the country, they were kicked out.
Gideon Moi pointed fingers at Jubilee Alliance Party and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), saying the two jointly rigged the election so as to pronounce Cheruiyot the winner with a wide margin.
Seconding the accusation was Kanu Secretary General, Nick Salat, who said the Jubilee coalition bribed IEBC to favour their party to save the disgrace it would have caused the party if they had lost.
According to Salat, Paul Sang in reality gathered 126,000 votes against JAP Cheruiyot’s 33,000 votes in the parallel data they ran during the by-election.
However, in his words the senatorial seat was “dashed way to the loser” who expects them to waste time on law suit in a judiciary that can’t be trusted.
Salat informed their party’s supporters who have been waiting for an evidence to be pulled out, that they aren’t heading to court since the Judiciary can’t be relied upon, particularly because of the way corruption is spreading in the country like a fierce fire.
Salat further stated that mathematically, every one vote cast for JAP was doubled or multiplied by a constant to swell the final number of votes and earn them a win.
The geometric progression formula ensured that every vote cast for JAP candidate was multiplied by 1.5 to gain undue advantage.
He added that the forces rigged the election in an entirely different command centre they both created and situated far off kericho.
JAP had a command centre far away from Kericho where electronic results were being generated and we know they rigged to save face for DP William Ruto.
Moi added that the election was influenced so that Deputy President William Ruto will not be shamed for spending days in Kericho only to lose the battle in the end.
IEBC declared Cheruiyotthe winner with 109,358 votes while Sang garnered 56,397 votes.
Expressing his sincere gratitude to the overall people of Kericho whom he said gave them an unspeakable support, the Baringo Senator said he can still boast of Kericho backing in the 2017 election which is already limping in.
He added that he was humbled by the level of loyalty Kericho had shown to Kanu’s candidate Paul Sang even though they were robbed of their victory.
Meanwhile IEBC has reacted to what it described as a false allegation, challenging Kanu officials to present proofs in its offices to back their rigging claims against Jubilee Party of Kenya in the March 7 Kericho Senator by-election.
The commission’s chief executive Ezra Chiloba said Kanu has often make claims it can not substantiate and calls the coalition to proof otherwise by tabling dependable evidence.
Chiloba explained that even until now, no complaints of electoral malpractice or misconduct from JAP has been reported, urging Kanu to come forward with one.
Speaking on Sunday, Chiloba explained that Kanu mounted its officials in all the 623 polling stations, who monitored the transmissions and tallying of votes at each of the six centres.
He added that the independent observers as well as the party’s observers would attest that the poll was free and fair enough.
Chiloba said the only thing Kanu had complained about was that the provisional results were being announced too quickly for coming on the night of the poll.
He stated that the allegations are intended to tarnish the flourishing image of the commission and as such are offensive to the commission’s code of conduct.
Adding that the commission could be prompted to sanction any person involved in the act, if Kanu tosses forward reasonable proof, the commission warns Kanu to be mindful of what it utters especially when it can’t present any concrete proof.