Supreme court orders recount of votes in 14 polling stations in specific counties
In the ruling by the justices, they stated that the ballot boxes from the polling stations will be opened and recounted in a period of 2 days.
Following this, the independent electoral and boundaries commission has been given till thursday to finish up the recounting process and deliver the statistics to court.
The 14 polling stations;
Kericho county; Nandi Hills and Sinendeti Primary School in Nandi, Belgut, Kapsuser and Chepkutum Primary School polling stations.
Mombasa County; ministry of water tanks, Mvita, Majengo and Mvita Primary School polling stations.
Nandi County; Tinderet polling station
Nyandarua county; Jarok, Gathanji and Kiheo Primary School Polling stations
The statement read,”That the IEBC does deliver all ballot boxes in Bomet, Nandi, Kiambu, Kericho, Kirinyaga and Nyeri counties for inspection, scrutiny, recount and such terms as it deems fit.”
The statement further read that the exercise will be observed by two agents from each party, who will be alert all the time.
It read,”Each Party shall be represented by two agents during the exercises above and they shall at times be under the supervision of the Registrar of the court and her staff. The Registrar shall file her report by 5 pm on 1st September 2022 and avail copies to all parties.”
This comes after the Azimio la Umoja coalition filed a petition, claiming that there were electoral malpractices.
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The supreme court of Kenya orders further, the independent electoral and boundaries commission to present the court, with both the physical and online forms 34B from all 190 constituencies countrywide.
The commission has further been asked to present a full report on the registration of voters and the audit report on the digital network used during the general elections 2022.