Did IEBC Flag 9,200 Votes Mistakenly Added to Raila Odinga in Kisumu?

By Shadrack Siboe

This post claims that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) flagged 9,200 votes in Kisumu East constituency that were supposedly added to the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Party presidential candidate Raila Odinga by mistake.

The post was widely shared on Facebook. According to the statement on the post, this was allegedly revealed by IEBC commissioners during the verification of forms 34As and forms 34Bs at the Bomas of Kenya. Below is a full view of the image.

Background

According to an article by Capital News, the IEBC commenced validation of forms 34Bs against forms 34As, immediately the presidential results started streaming into the IEBC portal from the constituency tallying centres. Kenya’s Constitution of  2010 allows IEBC, up to seven days from the date of election to announce the presidential results.

Verification

The shared post purported to be from Nation Africa is not genuine.

In reference to this post, a reporter from Nation Africa told Piga Firimbi that they do not have a reporter from Kisumu by the name of Josephat. Furthermore, Nation Media Group flagged the post on their official Twitter account as fake, urging the public to always refer for information from their official social media pages.

Verdict

The post claimed to be from Nation Africa is FAKE.

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