On the night of 18th Tuesday, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was forced to suspend tallying of votes in Juja Constituency after chaos were witnessed. The chaos erupted at Mang'u Tallying Center when Kiambu County Governor Nyoro stormed the process.
Earlier, an IEBC official was seen rejecting marked ballot papers. According to the video that circulated on Social Media platforms, the ballot papers were stray thus they can't be counted.
Today while giving a press briefing on the chaos witnessed at Juja, Mr Chebukati has said that the will of the people must be respected and that the commission knows the total number of ballot papers used.
IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati. [Photo/Courtesy]
“The kits used in verification of voters always records the number of people who have voted.Ballot papers are serialised and we know how many ballot papers were used in the whole process so anybody who thinks they can introduce foreign papers in the polling is a total waste of time."- Wafula Chebukati
Either, Mr Chebukati assured Kenyans that the commission is committed to ensure that the will of the people is respected.In addition, Chebukati has said he will write to the DPP Nordin Haji to prosecute Kiambu Governor James Nyoro and his team that disrupted last night tallying in Juja.
Kiambu County Governor James Nyoro. [Photo/Courtesy]
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