The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has released evidence showing that about 99 percent of voters who cast their ballots in October 26th repeat election were identified through electronic means.
IEBC says the data was obtained from French ICT firm OT Morpho, which supplied technology services to the electoral commission in the fresh election.
The data by IEBC comes a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga disputed the 7.6 million voter turnout reported by the commission, saying that Kiems kits show only 3.5 million voters took part in the poll.
Data from OT Morpho shows that the actual numbers of voters who cast their ballot in last Thursday's election stood at 7,575,806 voters.
Valid votes stands at 7,616,217, with 37,713 representing rejected votes in an exercise where 7,653,930 participated. OT-Morpho’s data further shows that of the total 7,653,930 voters, 5,525,487 voters were identified using biometric finger identification, 1,622,276 were identified via alpha-numeric search, while 428,043 were identified in the voters' register manually.
An alpha-numeric search identification is where a passport or identity card number is keyed into the Kiems kit to establish whether one is a registered voter.
Before the declaration of the winner of the October 26th election, IEBC faced an uphill task explaining the exact number of voters who took part in the exercise. IEBC had initially indicated the voter turn our at 48 percent, before chairperson Wafula Chebukati estimating it at 6.5 million voters.
The IEBC gave the final voter turn out at about 7.6 million voters, which raised more questions from Nasa.