Kenya: Raila Odinga to Establish Parallel Tally Center

The Kenyan main opposition leader, symptoms Rail Omolo Odinga has announced plans to set up a tallying center parallel to that of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

The Orange for Democratic Movement (ODM) strong man who is expected to stand against President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August general elections, mind made the announcement on Sunday afternoon during a public rally in capital Nairobi.

According to a statement released by the Super National Alliance (NASA) which is for Raila and fellow opposition members, the move is to ensure transparency and vote protection.

“This afternoon, I held a public baraza (rally)accompanied by my Deputy Hassan Joho, the Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero and his Deputy Jonathan Mueke where we announced our intention to set up a parallel national tallying center to monitor and protect the vote of the people,” part of the Alliance’s statement said.

The statement emphasized that the existing laws support their idea of collecting and counting their own votes.

“The Election Laws Amendment Act number 36 of 2016 provides for the announcement of results at presiding officer at the polling station tallies and promptly announces results and transmits the same to the constituency tallying center and to the national tallying center.”

NASA plans to get the same results as they are being transmitted to the constituency level.

The constituency returning officers then collate results announced at polling stations in the constituency and announce the results of the Presidential election at the constituency and transmit the same to the national tallying center.

The Chairman of the Commission at the national tallying center collates results announced at constituencies and announces the Presidential election results at the national level.


Header advertisement
To Top