Kenya’s ‘s Main Opposition coalition Nasa has ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) to declare their Presidential candidate Raila Odinga the winner of the 2017 election.
The coalition party made the announcement amid controversies over the alleged rigging of the just concluded election which Kenyans are patiently awaiting the result.
It also said that its candidate is now leading with over 8Million votes against Uhuru”s 7.4million votes.
According to NASA coalition Co principal, Musalia Mudavadi, a confidential source inside IEBC confirmed the numbers as was relayed to the servers.
Musalia also told the media in Nairobi that the numbers being displayed at Bomas and streamed on TVs were fake. He said Raila is still the winner and IEBC must declare him the winner as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary tension in the country.
The IEBC, has however, noted that it will announce the final result from the presidential race on Friday.
The Commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati said the result collation and tallying is in its final stage and hope to conclude the 290 constituencies.
“We have called all the returning officers to ensure all forms 34A and 34B are here latest 12pm tomorrow. We will validate the forms and make the announcement soon thereafter,” Chebukati told the press at Bomas of Kenya on Thursday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently leading with 8,092,579 votes against Opposition leader Raila Odinga who has 6,690,279 votes in 40,099 out of 40,883 polling stations at 3.27pm and Chebukati added that so far 1,032 polling stations out of the 40,883 are yet to submit the results.
He also said that out of the 290 forms 34B, the commission has so far received 117 and confirmation and validation currently in progress.
“The commission has done its best to ensure a credible election. We hope to announce the presidential results within the shortest time possible,” he said.
The chairman maintained that though there were attempts to hack into the commission’s site, all the servers are intact and the data safe.
Meanwhile, the Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot has conceded defeat and has urged NASA leader Raila Odinga to do the same.
Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya on Thursday, Aukot said he is okay with the election result so far and that he will contest again in 2022.”We live to fight another day,” he said, noting the country must carry on especially since the people exercised their democratic right. Asiye
“We live to fight another day,” he said, noting the country must carry on especially since the people exercised their democratic right. Asiye kubali kushindwa si mshindani (He who does not accept defeat is not a worthy competitor)” he concluded saying.