The Narok security team is now accusing the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) officials for negligence while counting and tallying of gubernatorial votes that has led to the delay in declaring the results.
Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde said five cases were already in court where the officials were nabbed swapping votes cast for ODM candidate Moitalel Ole Kenta in favour of UDA’s aspirant Patrick Ntutu.
He accused the County Elections Manager Dr. Sidney Namulundu for wanting to announce the gubernatorial winner without receiving the Kilgoris Constituency votes saying the issue was raising tension in the county.
Masinde who was accompanied by the top county security team asked IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati to take the Narok issue seriously and give directions to avoid insecurity issues.
“The issue is raising tension in the county as supporters of the two candidates have already started flocking the town. We want the candidate who will be handed the certificate to be given in a fair manner,” he said.
This comes as Ntutu called on the IEBC officials to hand over the certificate to him failure to which he will mobilize his supporters to hold major demonstrations in town.
Ntutu blamed the security team for shielding the ODM candidate saying no person was arrested despite the fracas that were witnessed in Kilgoris tallying center.
He maintained that he was leading with over 20, 000 votes and urged the county elections manager to declare him the winner and give room to those with doubt to go to court.
Narok County has six constituencies, already the results from five constituencies have been declared where Ntutu has 135, 650 votes against Ole Kenta who has 113, 500 votes.
Meanwhile, the county commissioner called on residents to maintain calm as the issue will be resolved in due time and the duly elected governor will be issued with the certificate.
“We do not want to see people gathering in groups in town. Let everyone mind his own business and return to their respective homes because the issue will be resolved,” he said.