The big question that Kenyans are currently asking themselves is as to whether the Kenyan media houses will be allowed to pronounce or declare a winner once they are done with their internal tallying. Let's go back a little bit, this year's election is a bit different from the rest. In the last year's election, all media houses were transmitting the same results at the same time. This year however, the IEBC gave the media houses an opportunity to have their own parallel tallying centers, only that the final results would be the one from IEBC.
If you check across the different media houses, you will realize that they don't have the same results. At Citizen for example it has Raila on the lead same as NTV. KTN has William Ruto. That is until the time of publishing this article. All the media houses have been doing their own tallying and that is why they have differences in numbers. IEBC availed the Form 34 A's on their online portal for everybody's access.(IEBC chair Chebukati, the only man announced to pronounce a president elect)
But at some point, all media houses are going to be through with their own tallying and we will have a win. So the question is, Will Citizen TV for example be allowed to pronounce person Y as the winner?
The answer is no! Pronouncing a winner is only allowed for the IEBC under chairman Wafula Chebukati. When the station's are done with their tallying, they'll only leave it at that. IEBC will pick over and do their own tallying afresh after comparing the form 34 A's submitted online and the form 34 B's submitted physically. Their results would be the final. We can only hope that the result from the media tally will rhyme with theirs. Already some politicians from both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza have shared figures claiming to be on top from their own perceived internal tallies.
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