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Carter Center faults IEBC over results tabulation

An international election observer group has criticised the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) over the tabulation of election results.

The Carter Center said several key areas related to the tabulation of results did not receive sufficient attention and observers were not given adequate space.

The centre also took issue with IEBC’s failure to publish results by polling station as it did with the Presidential results per constituencies.

“While the IEBC met its constitutional obligation to publish final results within seven days of the March 4 election, the Center regrets the IEBC’s continued unwillingness to publish results by polling station,” said Stéphane Mondon, the Country Director of the observer mission.

Despite the serious shortcomings of the IEBC’s management of technology and release of information, it said, the final results of the election “reflected the will of voters.”

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The observer group, which said it will issue a final report on the March 4 polls, hailed the conduct of the presidential election petition filed by Mr Odinga who sought to overturn Uhuru’s win.

The Center, founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has observed 94 elections in 37 countries, including the 2002 elections in Kenya.
It deployed 60 observers in the March 4 General Elections.

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