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Chebukati Clarifies Presidential Results Declaration Process

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has clarified on how the presidential results declaration process will be done. Responding to a question asked in today's afternoon press briefing, he made it clear that the results may take longer to be released following the guidelines stipulated by the electoral law.

According to him, the commission has seven days to declare results by law. He explained that the commission starts by looking at results from forms 34A, whose data is electronically transmitted. He insisted that the results on those forms can never be altered by anyone except only by a court order. Afterwards, the original physical forms have to be sent from all polling stations to the national polling center for verification against the electronic ones.

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The chair added that confirmation will be done in the presence of the presidential candidates agents for transparency. The data then has to be relayed to the public as the final results and the president elect determined. He said that the winner must have a 50% of the total votes cast plus one and 25% of votes cast in at least twenty-four counties.

He urged Kenyans to be calm and patient as the commission awaits for the original copies and assured them that the commission will do everything possible to ensure the process is done with as early as possible.

Watch the briefing's video from 23 minutes onwards.

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