IEBC: Polling Stations Results Are Final

Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has stated that results announced at polling stations are final and cannot be changed by anyone.

The agency’s boss, speaking from Bomas of Kenya at a 10 p.m. briefing, also said voting had closed in most polling stations across the country, with the exception of some areas.

“Areas in Kakamega, Makueni, Isiolo and Nairobi counties where voting was delayed have been given more time to compensate for the lost time before they transmit forms 34As to the National Tallying Centre,” he said.

“Here at Bomas we will verify the form 34A…The law requires IEBC to verify and declare the winner within 7 days.” 

He also revealed that 26,881 of the country’s 46,229 polling stations had finished counting and had transmitted presidential results to Bomas.

“The commission will start announcing the results once they have been verified,” he said. 

Most polling places in the country closed at 5 p.m. Some polling places that had been delayed extended their hours of operation. The voting process was mostly peaceful, but it was marred in some areas by Kiems kit failures.

Counting and tallying are currently in progress as preliminary results arrive.

Currently, counting and tallying is ongoing in different counties as provisional results trickle in.