Why IEBC delayed to hand Joho his election certificate
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was on Saturday finally handed his winner’s certificate by the electoral commission after a delay attributed to paperwork.
Governor Joho had on Friday night stormed Bandari College, the Mombasa County tallying center, and accused the Returning Officer of refusing to issue him with the certificate.
The incident was captured on video and widely circulated on social media.
The agitated governor is questioning the IEBC officials on why the process was taking long.
“Kama pia wanaona hio certificate itawafaa wao pia wakae nayo. The people of Mombasa have spoken. Walivyokuwa wana tally at the national tallying center the first county ambayo ilitajwa ni Mombasa na wakataja hesabu ya Mombasa. But what surprises us is kule wanahesabu lakini hapa hawana,” said Joho.
The electoral commission later posted the tweet acknowledging theb delay which it attributed to “paperwork”.
Our Mombasa County RO did not refuse to give the Governor elect certificate. Paperwork took long, both parties agreed on 2pm today
— IEBC (@IEBCKenya) August 12, 2017
Governor Joho was handed his certificate on Saturday alongside all elected Mombasa MPs.