Yesterday (Wednesday, August 9), the National Super Alliance (NASA), rejected the presidential election race results which showed its candidate, Raila Odinga, trailing incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to Raila and his cronies, the results were not a true reflection of the will of Kenyans because the poll process was flawed. They produced at a press conference, ‘evidence’ that a hacker had gained access to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers and manipulated the results to show Uhuru was winning the race.
They demanded that the Wafula Chebukati-led commission stop displaying the incoming results on its website before they are transmitted by national television stations.
“Those results are neither verified nor backed by Forms 34As an 34 Bs. It is a bizarre phenomenon that Uhuru stayed in the lead by a consistent 11%. It never went up or down. An algorithm was introduced into the IEBC databases which basically mounted a formula to create a fixed gap between Uhuru and I,” said Raila at a press conference.
Raila has been trailing Uhuru since the results started streaming in soon after voting was closed on the evening of Tuesday, August 8. At the time of the press briefing, the latter had stretched his lead by over one million votes.
On Wednesday evening, the Opposition, through its leader Raila, released on social media ‘proof’ that they were leading the tally, not Jubilee.
They claimed the results were coming from their parallel tallying centre which showed Raila was ahead by 8,452,134 votes while Uhuru trails behind him with 7,846,528 votes.
This is happening even as revelation was made that the much hyped Nasa parallel tallying centre may not be in existence. A supposed raid by police on what was thought to be the tallying centre, just days to the polls, turned out to be untrue, that the attack was allegedly stage-managed.
Nasa’s tallying centre has always been a bone of contention and was particularly resisted by the Jubilee before it gave in and even decided to also set up theirs.
Raila promised his supporters that Nasa must set up the centre as IEBC and Jubilee were hell bent on rigging the election.
As it stands Uhuru is still leading the presidential vote tally with 8,031,570 ballots cast in his favour while Raila has 6,635,646.