National Super Alliance (NASA) Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has expressed his disappointment with the reports from international election observers indicating that the Kenyan elections were free and fair.
Speaking to CNN shortly after a NASA press briefing on Thursday evening, Mr Odinga noted the observers concentrated on voting and tallying but not the transmission of the results.
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According to Raila, the transmission and tallying of results were the main issue of concern and the observers failed to note and address it.
“The observers were more concerned with cosmetic aspects. I think the observers have not helped Kenyans resolve this dispute, they have confounded it by giving basically an approval to a fairly flawed process.
“I am very disappointed with John Kerry and the other team of observers,” he stated
However, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has pointed out glaring errors in a document submitted by the National Super Alliance (NASA) disputing the provisional presidential results in the just concluded General Election.
On Thursday, leaders of the Opposition wrote a letter to the electoral commission claiming their tally revealed that Raila Odinga had garnered 8,041,726 votes compared to Uhuru Kenyatta’s 7,755,428 votes.
IEBC responded by saying the document entitled PRESIDENTIAL_REAL_TIME was “obviously and plainly falsified and contains elementary errors”.
The IEBC noted:
The total number of registered voters currently stands at 19,611,423 and not 19,601,502 as indicated in the NASA document.
The total number of votes cast in Siaya County which is given in the last column as 482,772 exceeds the total number of registered voters in the first column which is indicated as 457,953.