- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 14:43
The Elections Observation Group (ELOG), a coalition of civic groups that deployed thousands of observers on Election Day in Kenya, has released our third press statement on the ongoing tallying process (see below). We reiterate that the opening and closing processes went well albeit with some challenges (i.e., some stations opened late and electronic pollbooks malfunctioned).
Other highlights of the statement include:
-Party agents requested a recount in the presidential election in only 2.8% of the polling streams.
-An ODM/WIPER party agent (representing the CORD Coalition) was present in 87.9% of all the polling streams. Where they were present, the ODM/WIPER agent signed the declaration of results for the presidential elections in 94.9% of these polling streams.
-Similarly, A TNA/URP party agent (representing the Jubilee Coalition) was present in 90.0% of all the polling streams. Where they were present, the TNA/URP agent signed the declaration of results for the presidential elections in 95.6% of these polling streams.
-ELOG notes that manual tallying process is recognised in the law and, consequently, IEBC’s abandoning of the electronic tallying process and resorting to manual tallying does not invalidate the credibility of the process.
-We urge the IEBC to be transparent during the manual tallying process.
-We urge politicians and the general public to remain calm and allow the IEBC to finish its work. "