Hitches recorded in Kenya's presidential election

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at a press conference

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at a press conference

Uhuru now has 7,863,983 votes against Raila's 6,479,553 votes in 38,884 out of 40,888 polling stations.

By 9 am, IEBC had received 28,000 out of the 40,883 forms across the country, which can be accessed on its online portal.

Chebukati, while conceding to NASA's grievances, said the forms will be used appropriately to tally presidential results.

"Presiding officer, party agents sign the F34A at the polling station before onward transmission to the tallying centers", Chebukati said.

"The results which you are seeing on your screen are not the official results".

"Those forms are what forms the results".

National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) General Secretary Peter Karanja said: "We are confident IEBC is working to address the issues and we can confirm that the commission has addressed all the concerns to our satisfaction during our meeting with them".

IEBC commissioners allocated themselves seven to eight counties each to verify forms 34B to speed-up generation of forms 34C.

In the 9 press briefing by the IEBC, the Chairman of the commission, Wafula Chebukati stated that they are on the final stretch of the tallying process. "Hackers gained entry into the election database through Msando's account and directly into chairman Wafula Chebukati's account", the NASA presidential candidate told a press conference.

NASA leaders claimed the IEBC system was hacked.

Under the banner of Multi-Sectoral Forum, the clerics said claims of poll manipulation made by the opposition must be investigated. "However, I wish to stress that the Kenya Integrated Election Management System (KIEMS) gadgets will still retain the data in the event of a change of location and will continue transmitting even after this kind of scenario", said Chebukati.

Mr Chebukati said heavy rains in Turkana North, Samburu and Baringo counties has hampered transportation of voting materials but the commission is using helicopters to deliver them.

"We shall go into that and find out if those allegations are true", he said.

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