- Some calculation errors have been detected in a few samples of Form 34A from the IEBC public portal
- Close examination of the sampled forms reveals a pattern that rules out the anomalies being due to human error
- In most of the sampled forms from Rift Valley, Coast, and Wajir, errors are spotted that could have significantly altered the final tally.
A sample of 230 Form 34As downloaded from the IEBC website reveals that the commission inflated votes for William Ruto due to overstated registered voters, overstated valid votes and miscalculations in the presidential vote.
In most of the forms sampled from the Rift Valley, Coast and Wajir, the IEBC made errors that could significantly alter the tally reported by IEBC President Wafula Chebukati and who saw it declare Ruto president-elect.
Close examination of the sampled forms reveals a trend that rules out anomalies due to human error.
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It was a calculated move by IEBC staff in collusion with agents. In many cases, Ruto received inflated votes.
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Ruto, who ran on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, with Mathira Rigathi MP Gachagua as his running mate, was declared the winner after securing 7,176,141 votes or 50.49% of the total valid votes cast.
Raila Odinga and Martha Karua came second with 6,942,930 votes or 48.85%.
However, Ruto’s victory is subject to the decision of the Supreme Court after the filing of eight petitions seeking to invalidate the presidential election of August 9, 2022.
The former prime minister and his running mate Karua disputed Ruto’s victory.
But none of the petitions, including one by Raila and Karua, looked at discrepancies with totals in Forms 34A.
Bomet, 16 other counties where Raila claims votes were manipulated in favor of Ruto
They did, however, interview cases in 41 polling stations in Bomet and Kiambuwhere Raila and Karua allege that they lost a total of 2,793 votes which they claim were illegally added to Ruto.
At the Kahatia Public Open Land polling station in Nakuru County, the president recorded 222 valid votes cast.
There were no invalid or rejected votes but adding the candidates’ votes gives a total of 219.
Raila got 54 votes and Ruto 163. David Mwaure and George Wajackoyah got one vote each.
Three votes are not counted.
At Bomani Primary School, Kilifithe president listed 285 valid votes cast.
Odinga alone got 991 votes, while Ruto got 81 votes. Professor Wajackoyah got five votes while Mwaure got none.
Besides Raila’s votes being higher than the valid ballots listed, they indicate that the polling station had 200 more voters than is legally allowed at a single polling station.
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At the Barmish Center in Wajir County, another president listed 279 valid votes cast on the results transmission form provided to him.
In this polling station, Ruto obtained 185 votes, while Raila obtained 92.
Mwaure failed to secure a single vote while Wajackoyah managed one.
This brings the total number of votes garnered by the candidates to 278, meaning that one vote was not counted as no canceled votes were listed.
The petitions challenging Ruto’s victory rest on three things; the first is whether the IEBC followed due process in tallying, verifying and reporting results from over 14,000 polling stations; if the figures presented by Chebukati on August 15, 2022 add up and give Ruto a clear victory; and whether there was interference in the election process by outsiders with the help of Chebukati and other IEBC officials that allowed the results to be manipulated in favor of Ruto.
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