IEBC dismisses Jubilee's claims of voter manipulation in Kiambaa by-election

The commission offered access to all the result forms for clarity while maintaining transparency in the elections.

In Summary

•In a statement on Thursday the IEBC said the occurrence of same number of votes is coincidental and no votes were fabricated.

•Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi alleged that some candidates got the same number of votes in different polling station casting doubt on the authenticity of the by-election.

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati
UNBOWED: IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati
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The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission has dismissed claims of voter manipulation in the recent Kiambaa election.

The claims were made by Jubilee party which lost to UDA.

Jubilee officials led by vice chairperson David Murathe had on Monday said the party was dissatisfied with the manner in which the IEBC conducted the polls.

Murathe alleged he has evidence there was manipulation of votes.

“We are not satisfied with what IEBC did to our candidate. When you are not satisfied with the results and you want a recount, they cannot refuse to give you a recount," he said.

"The numbers that came out from the polling stations were not the same numbers that came to the tallying center. And we have concrete evidence."

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi had also alleged that some candidates got the same number of votes in different polling station casting doubt on the authenticity of the by-election.

In a statement on Thursday the IEBC said the occurrence of same number of votes is coincidental and no votes were fabricated.

The commission offered access to all the result forms for clarity while maintaining transparency in the elections.

UDA got its first legislator following Njuguna Wanjiku's win in Kiambaa. Wanjiku garnered 21,773 votes against Kariri Njama of Jubilee, who finished second with 21,263 votes.