– The 2017 General Election have been thrown into confusion after National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga disputed the results.
– Raila Odinga claims that the results that have Uhuru leading have been unnprocedurally submitted due to lack of form 34A.
Results of the 2017 General Election are being disputed by the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) led by its flag bearer Raila Odinga. The bone of contention by Raila is that the results relayed by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on its website and used by the media are not valid. Raila claimed the results showing incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta leading have been unprocedurally submitted due to lack of form 34A and 3B.
For many Kenyans who don’t understand the significance of the two forms below is a short summary of their importance and function. Form 34A is the first form used to tabulate results of the presidential election. It is filled by the Presiding Officer (PO) after completion of vote counting at the polling station. Form 34A has details of the votes garnered by each candidate and then indicates the total number of registered voters in that station, the rejected votes, votes being objected, disputed and the valid votes. Political party agents or candidates are required to sign and ratify that the contents of that form are correct before the results are relayed.
The Constituency Returning Officer (CRO) is handed the Form 34A which he fills information to Form 34B, the information in Form 34B is used for the collation of the presidential election results.
Form 34B has the following information: the polling station code, the name of the station, the number of registered voters, what each candidate garnered and the number of valid votes cast. The CRO then hands over the form to the chairman of the IEBC, who is the Returning Officer for the presidential election for the results to be announced.