IEBC Kenya results for the presidential race are expected by Friday. Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta are the leading candidates and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is attempting to make certain the election is as fair as possible.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the current IEBC Kenya results for the Prime Minister race show Uhuru Kenyatta to be in the lead by a significant amount for the moment. Kenyans will be casting six ballots at 23,000 polling stations, voting for a new Kenyan president, parliamentarians, governors, senators, councilors and special women’s representatives.
As of today, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta is in the lead with 2,791,32 votes. Mr. Raila Odinga is trailing behind with 2,023,470 votes. Only 140 out of 290 election officers have returned to the national tallying center as of Thursday, so it’s possible that the IEBC Kenya election results may change dramatically overnight.
The IEBC Kenya election results have been hampered by a variety of technical difficulties. The IEBC electronic tallying machine suffered a system failure, although they have absolved network provider Safaricom of any blame:
“It was an in-house failure on the part of the system which we developed; a failure on the part of the configuration of the phones and lack of proper training for the staff who were supposed to use the phones.”
The IEBC also believes it did not adequately train its staff on the new systems, which were to blame for the malfunctions. Instead, the IEBC Kenya election results will now rely on manual tallying.
IEBC Chariman Issack Hassan reminds Kenyans that by law they are allowed to report the final IEBC tally results by this Monday:
“I would like to say that early on Friday we should be able to conclude this exercise. However, if there are any problems or delays, remember we can still go on to Monday.”
What do you think about the IEBC Kenya election results so far?