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Outgoing Nakuru governor threatens to go to court

Outgoing Nakuru Governor, Mr. Lee Kinyanjui has threatened to move to court to challenge the Nakuru gubernatorial results in the just-ended General Elections, saying they were marred by election malpractices.

Speaking to the media in Naivasha Saturday, Mr. Kinyanjui said there seemed to have been a prior planned targeted interference with the results both physically and electronically  to favour his opponent who won and he was consulting with his lawyers and other experts and will soon announce the way forward.

Mr. Kinyanjui said for instance they witnessed an abnormal pattern of voting where results from some polling stations in a polling centre would show that the number of votes cast in each station was the same which is not normal.

“If a a polling centre has five polling stations for instance, we found an unusual trend where in some instance, you would find such polling centre registered a similar number of votes cast on the polling day,” he claimed.

Mr. Kinyanjui who was defending is seat on Jubilee ticket garnered 225,623 votes against his closes competitor Susan Kihika of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) who won with 440,707 votes. The number of votes cast in the Tuesday’s election was 685,203 while the county has 1,054.856 registered voters.

“By the time voting ended, the turnout was between 50 to 55 percent, but after tallying, the Returning officer announced that voter turnout was at 68 per cent which leaves some unanswered questions,” he said.

Outgoing Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui (centre in a blue cardigan) addressing the media in Naivasha on Saturday on alleged elections malpractices in the just concluded August 9 General Elections

Kinyanjui also said there was rampant voter bribery in some of the polling stations. He added that their agents were also denied access to polling stations and by the time they were allowed in, it was many hours later when voting was already underway.

“The offshoot of all these is that the will of Wanjiku was not upheld,” Kinyanjui said.

The country went to the General Elections on Tuesday August 9 with over 22 million registered voters expected to elect their leaders at six level which include; the presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, county women representatives, members of parliament and members of county assemblies. The tallying of the Presidential election is still ongoing at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.

Source:KNA

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