The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has condemned attacks on the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials and violence being meted in the various tallying centers.
Through a statement, the commission noted that IEBC officials in Kirinyaga and Vihiga counties were forced to evacuate their monitors after violence broke out.
Earlier today, similar scenes played out at the national tallying center, Bomas of Kenya temporarily paralysing the exercise for a few minutes.
“The commission has documented various cases of interference and attacks at tallying centers,” the statement read.
The Human Rights group further highlights Kwale, Wajir and West Pokot among places that had disruptive cases.
“In Kwale, aspirants entered tallying centers demanding that the process be stopped claiming the KIEMS kits have been tempered with,” it stated.
KNHCR indicated that they have been monitoring the exercise in over 250 constituencies from the onset and transmission of results.
As for Wajir county, violence erupted in Wajir North Constituency tallying Centre after one of the candidates protested the results from Sala Centre, Batalu Ward.
“Police officers used gunfire and tear gas to disperse the crowds,” the statement read.
In West Pokot county, police dispersed crowds at the Kapenguria Constituency Tallying Centre after members of the public alleged that there was a car that had ferried ballot papers with intentions of entering the tallying center.