WHAT: To a large extent (25%), there were reports of tallying irregularities and ballot box transportation irregularities. Incidents of unsealed ballot boxes arriving at tallying centres were reported from polling stations such as Railways Station and Kitale. Further, a tallying officer in Kakamega was reported to have gone underground before releasing the results. Other reports from South Imenti, near Meru, mentioned issues with ballot boxes and party agent irregularities, with some citizens protesting what they perceive to be “foreign votes” introduced into the ballot boxes. This seems to be after 6 ballot boxes were ferried to the polling station 8 hours after it had closed; This area is tense and threats of violence have been reported. Other reports indicated that IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) were withholding results, tallying incorrect figures or providing tampered results. A day after voting, there were still new reports in the platform about missing voter names from registers. This was mainly in Nairobi.
WHERE: South Imenti Meru, Nairobi, Kitale, Kakamega, Railways Station
WHEN: Tuesday 5th March 2013