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Big Win For Evans Kidero As Court Orders IEBC to Avail Kiems Kits

After a court ordered the IEBC to turn over crucial election data and materials for examination in his case against Gladys Wanga's election as Governor of Homa Bay, Evans Kidero, the former Nairobi Governor, has won significantly.

Homa Bay High Court Judge Justice Roselyne Aburili has ordered the IEBC and county returning officer Fredrick Apopa to turn over all kiems kits used for inspection.

The order states, "It is hereby ordered that the Kenya Integrated Election Management System kits be scrutinized and recounted, and the first and second respondents (IEBC and returning officer) are hereby directed to avail themselves to court for said purposes."

The Secure Digital cards used in the devices in the IEBC's possession must also be provided to the court.

When the general election was held on August 9, the polling organization used Kiems kits to identify voters.

For the first time, unlike previous elections, the Commission did not use a manual system or a hard copy voter list to identify voters.

The Wafula Chebukati-led commission was also required by the court to turn over all original polling station diaries for the locations where Kidero claims significant vote tampering took place.

The court will compare the serial numbers on seals and in polling diaries to copies that have already been filed in court, as per the order.

Kidero is looking for materials to help him build his case against Wanga's election. He was compelled to go to court to seek redress after his request was rejected.

The case is currently being heard in Homa Bay court, where Kidero claims there was widespread vote rigging. Kidero, who ran as an independent, lost to Wanga, who ran as an ODM party candidate.

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