IEBC explains why presidential valid votes differ from other candidates


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Moses Ledama Sunkuli, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) acting director of voter registration and electoral operations, provided an explanation for the discrepancy between the number of valid votes cast for president and the number of votes cast for governor and women’s representatives.

On Sunday, August 28, Sunkuli submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court in which he claimed that votes from prisons, and votes from the diaspora all had an impact on the final tally.

In contrast to the presidential election, which received 14,213,137 votes throughout all 45 counties, the gubernatorial election received just 13,347,058 votes.

According to Sunkuli, the delay in voting in Mombasa and Kakamega counties justifies the difference.

Additionally, he claimed that 17,926 registered voters in prisons and the Diaspora only cast votes in the presidential election.

In contrast to the 13,791,624 valid votes voted for Woman Representatives in 46 counties, a total of 14,213,137 were cast for presidential candidates.

Sunkuli said in his affidavit that the mismatch arose because no polls were taken for the uncontested Kericho Woman Representative slot.

Along with the rise in violence, the figures were impacted by the 17,926 registered voters who cast their ballots exclusively in the presidential election who were either in the diaspora or in prison.

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