The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) division has taken a new turn in response to the presidential results declared by Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
This comes after the commissioners who disagreed with Chebukati’s proclamation of Deputy President William Ruto as the winner of the election provided their justifications.
Chebukati’s statistics show that the four received 14,213,137 valid votes in total.
The final percentage was 100.01, with Ruto receiving 7,176,141 votes, or 50.49 percent, Raila receiving 6,942,930, or 48.85 percent, Wajackoya receiving 61,969, or 0.44 percent, and Mwaure receiving 31,987, or 0.23 percent.
However, according to Juliana Cherera, the IEBC Vice Chair, the sum of the results percentages for the four presidential candidates exceeded 100%; this corresponds to a difference of 142,000 votes, or 0.01%, which significantly affected the final presidential results.
She also pointed out that because there were no data points to compare them with, Chebukati lied when she said that Ruto received 25% of the vote in 39 counties whereas Raila received 25% in 34 counties.
However, instead of the 142,000 votes the IEBC Vice Chair reported, 0.01% really equates to 1400 votes.