Observer group says general election failed credible test

Observer group says general election failed credible test

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The general election failed the ‘free, fair, verifiable and credible’ test, civil society groups under Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu have declared.

In its preliminary findings, the observer group said results released by IEBC had numerous inconsistencies, falling shot of the constitutional threshold of the electoral process.

“The declaration of presidential election results on August 11 revealed important contradictions and massive anomalies in all the numbers released by IEBC on the official record on its website and through the chairman’s formal announcement,” said Njonjo Mue, a human rights lawyer and transitional justice expert said.

Njue is also chairman of the International Commission for Jurists and senior adviser for Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice.

“In-short numbers do not add up,” he added.

But observers from the East African Community and European said the election was fair and that there were no signs of manipulation.

The contest was a tough battle between President Uhuru Kenyatta who wanted a second and final five-year term and NASA principal Raila Odinga who first vied for the top seat in 1997.

He tried and lost in 2007 and 2013.

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