On Wednesday, August 24, Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni described what his party thinks were efforts to sway the results of the polls in the Mt Kenya area.
At a news conference held at the Jubilee Party headquarters, Kioni said that agents for both his party and those of Azimio leader Raila Odinga were barred from entering polling stations.
He said that they were sent away because they were not in possession of official identification displaying the IEBC stamp.
“All our agents were denied access to the polling stations at the time when others were allowed in. The earliest most of the agents got in was allowed in was around 10. One reason was give to all of them ‘Your letter of appointment is not stamped.’ Even Azimio agents,” he stated.
In addition, he claimed that the IEBC artificially inflated voting turnout to over 55%, although the party maintains that participation was closer to 40% in the area.
He also said that some voters were coerced into photographing their ballots so that they could prove they had voted for their favored candidates and get a reward afterwards.
Kioni additionally indicated that there was an unexpected surge of voters who need assistance and saw malice in the way they were assisted.
Kioni also said that IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati utilized a predetermined result strategy to deceive people into applying to be Returning Officers (ROs) and deputy ROs.
He said the application period should have ended a week earlier than it did since the commission had already published the names of the finalists in April.