IEBC Allows NASA to Have their Own Election Results Tally, But for "Internal Use Only"
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Thursday allowed the opposition coalition NASA to operate a parallel tallying system during the August 8th general election, but for internal use only and they [NASA] cannot announce and declare their own result tally.
After a meeting with the NASA principals at his office on Thursday, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said that “parties recognize it is the mandate of the IEBC to announce and declare the results of an election. However, political parties and media may monitor, tally and verify the results for the own internal use,” said Wafula.
IEBC had earlier ruled against NASA operating its own election tally, terming that illegal.
NASA insists on having its own tally system because it says the elections might be rigged in favor of Jubilee. Deputy President William Ruto dismissed NASA’s claims, saying NASA has no winning formula and is trying to “have a shortcut to win by planning to establish a parallel tallying center to announce results for themselves as winners.”