IEBC is set to announce results of the repeat presidential election today at 3.30 pm, Vice-chairperson Consolata Nkatha has said.
Nkatha said the commission has received and verified Forms 34B from all the constituencies where people voted on October 26.
She said the commission having completed the verification of forms 34B, has consulted widely on repercussion of announcing the results without the 25 constituencies in four counties of Siaya, Migori, Kisumu and Homa Bay.
Nkatha said due to a breach of peace, the commission had postponed the repeat election to 28th October but was unable to conduct the election.
“Due to sustained and escalating violence, the commission was unable to hold the polls in the said areas. We have widely consulted and reviewed the situation and have directed a return to elections,” she said.
She added, ” having consulted, the announcement of the winner will not be affected by voting where it was postponed”.
Nkatha said the current political circumstances cannot determine an immediate practical time where the repeat election can be conducted in the said areas.
A higher number of security personnel at Bomas of Kenya. Politicians affiliated to Jubilee party and VIP chairs in a VIP lounge have also been seen at the venue.
Speculation had it that the commission would have announced the results by Sunday evening and that President Uhuru Keyatta would be sworn-in today.
NASA candidate Raila Odinga pulled out of the election saying faults at IEBC and is now leading a national resistance movement. He is expected to announce his next course of action.