Why numbers on the IEBC portal keep increasing
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has explained that the results displayed on its portal will keep increasing until each position that was in contention achieves the 100 percentage.
The commission’s Communication and Public Affairs Manager Andrew Limo told Nairobi News that the numbers will keep varying until all the 40,883 polling stations are captured.
He however clarified that the numbers will not change the final presidential results as announced by the commission’s Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Friday.
“We could not announce the presidential results even with one form missing and so we had all the forms. What is happening on the portal is that the electronic transmission is still ongoing until we achieve 100 per cent,” he said.
He stated that the electronic transmission is incomplete because of the 11,155 stations that had network challenges.
As results from the remaining polling stations stream in, the final numbers announced by Chebukati for the two leading candidates was exceeded but for the fringe candidates they were yet to achieve the announced figures.
Chebukati declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner with 8,203,290 votes, representing 54.27 per cent of the votes cast while Nasa’s Raila Odinga coming second with 6,762,224 votes, representing 44.74 per cent of the votes cast.
Former Cabinet Minister Joseph Nyaga got 42,259 votes, Abduba Dida got 38,093 votes, Ekuru Aukot 27,311, Japheth Kaluyu got 16,482, Michael Wainaina got 13,257 while Cyrus Jirongo got 11,705.
By 3pm Monday, results on the portal showed Kenyatta at 8,216,470 votes (54.17%), Odinga at 6,816,235 votes (44.94%), Nyagah at 37,983 votes (0.25%), Dida at 37,766 votes (0.25%), Aukot 27,382 votes (0.18%), Kaluyu 11,769 votes (0.08%), Jirongo 11,276 votes (0.07%) and Wainaina 8,867 votes (0.06%).
Mr Limo told Nairobi News that the hard copy results announced by the chairman are final, “In case there is a variant between electronic and hard copy, the hard copy prevails.”