Soldiers deployed inside Kenya elections verifications venue

Kenyan soldiers have been deployed inside the Presidential elections verification venue, at BOMAS, as altercations between various political party representatives escalated.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has also banned all non accredited political party members from BOMAS after sporadic violent altercations broke out among the various parties.

This come as Kenyans are waiting impatiently for the final Presidential election results which is now expected by Tuesday.

According to Kenyan law, the final results can only be declared after each electronically transmitted form is compared and verified with the actual physical form.

The IECB has came under fire for mismanaging the verification process. A number of elections results forms could not be found during the verification process and the elections were declared without them. An example is the Nairobi senate race, where 7 results forms could not be found.

The new development comes as only 149 constituencies remain to be verified.

Losing candidates are openly arguing with presiding officers when results are announced.

Some losing candidates have refused to accept the results alleging that ballot boxes were stuffed.

Other allegations are that the numbers do not add up between the Presidential and local elections candidates.

The IECB was praised for putting in place new systems and processes to improve transparency leading up to the elections. However, some Kenyans still mistrust the IECB officials and believe that the Presidential elections will be rigged.

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