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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,17TH AUGUST 2017-Civil society organization Kura yangu Sauti Yangu has revealed shocking discrepancies to do with the number of votes relied upon by independent Electoral and boundaries Commission IEBC to declare the eventual winner of the elections.
Addressing the press at the Kenya Human rights commission in Nairobi Thursday 17th August,the organization’s officials led by Peter Kiama says their assessment of the entire process had discovered that most of the votes projected on the Screens by IEBC starting from the first day was misleading.According to the organization ,More people voted than registered voters in some regions.
They say they sampled out a few poling centers in the country one of them being in Kericho were the number of registered voters stands at 29,415 but IEBC reported that a total of 33400 voters had cast their ballot in the county. The same scenario also witnessed in Kisumu and Uasin Gishu county among others.The civil society has now calling for a full audit of the results and a keen look into the the way the entire exercise was conducted.
Kiama has also condemned the use of excess force on civilians by the police during the protest that broke out in several area in the county after the announcement of presidential results.
Since then the organization says it has so far documented three rape cases from Mathare in Nairobi as well as police brutality mated on residents of among other areas Kibra,Mathare,kawangware,Kondele and Manyatta in Kisumu. T
he organization says the cases indicate violations of right to life as well as damage to property which is against the constitution.
It is calling upon the inspector general of police to move in with speed and ensure the officers responsible are brought to book.