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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2017-The national Super Alliance says it will not be part of the announcement on presidential results of 2017 elections.Addressing the press on Friday evening at the Bomas of Kenya, NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi and Siaya Senator James Orengo says despite presenting their concerns to IEBC the commission has brushed them away claiming that concerns raised by NASA can only be addressed after the official announcement of the presidential tally.
NASA wants IEBC to allow them access to their servers and also present all necessary forms including forms 34AS and form 34Bs so as to be able to Authenticate the results which NASA says does not represent the true picture of the elections.
NASA has also blamed Observers send to observe the kenyan elections 2017 for being biased.According to Siaya senator James Orengo some of the observers who were seconded to Kenya to follow the elections have a record of credibility issues.He mentioned former foreign affairs minister for US John Kerry and former Ghanaian president John Mahama who are both in the country as observers as some of the individuals whose credibility record has had issues even when they were still serving in their own countries. ”When you hear observer JohnKerry, Mbeki,Mahama, you think they are from heaven, they should have been vetted”said Orengo.
Most of the observer groups including Carter institute led by John Kerry ,COMESA,European Union among others have given IEBC a clean bill of health on the manner it managed the elections process. They have commended IEBC for presiding over what they all said was credible,free and fair polls.This is despite NASA raising concerns on the credibility of the entire exercise.
The current presidential tally puts president Kenyatta a head with 8,194,411 million votes against those of NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga who according to results being beamed on screen by IEBC as well as on their web portal indicate that Odinga has managed 6,791,432 votes.