The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) today presented to the Supreme Court all the result forms from 40,883 polling stations countrywide that formed the basis of the presidential election outcome.
IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba, who was accompanied by lawyer Wambua Kilonzo, said the agency had fully complied with Section 12 (2) of the Supreme Court Act and was adequately prepared for the election petition filed last Friday by National Super Alliance (NASA) flag-bearer Raila Odinga and running-mate Kalonzo Mosyoka.
“We are ready for the petition. By Thursday, we will file our responses to the petition in readiness for the hearing,” Chiloba told journalists outside the Supreme Court as IEBC staffers removed the documents from a van and took them to the registry. The IEBC Legal Services Manager, Mohamed Jabane, supervised the exercise.
The Supreme Court Registrar, Esther Nyayiaki, formally received the 54,000-page documentation comprising the original Forms 34A, 34B and 34C all bound in 106 volumes, two box files, one spring file and a Hard Drive disc containing scanned copies. The accompanying letter was signed by the IEBC Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Praxides Tororey.
Exuding confidence, Chiloba said IEBC had secured all the result forms from 290 constituencies, including those from Embakasi South in Nairobi where the returning Officer was admitted to hospital before formally handing over. The 16 ballot boxes, which were mistakenly opened by the deputy returning officer, had been accounted for, he said.