A report on the concluded recounting and scrutiny of ballots in 41 polling stations has exposed various anomalies in the election centres.
The report dated, September 1 and signed by the registrar of the Supreme Court revealed that six polling stations did not have Forms 34A.
Affected polling centres included Kakamega High School in Kakamega county, Kawaida Primary School and Kamwangi Primary School in Kiambu County, and Chebunyo Primary School, GorGor School and Kagasik Primary School all in Bomet County.
Further, the registrar noted that some of the returning officers who were present during the exercise only became aware of the anomalies during the recount
“Other returning officers had no explanation for the absence of Form 34 A book 2. They indicated that they had just learnt of the anomaly during the scrutiny.
“The Kiambaa constituency returning officer explained that her presiding officer used book 2 because he had spoilt book 1. They, however, did not present the spoilt Form 34A book 1 for the team’s scrutiny, and the Polling Station Diary (PSD) did not indicate that the Form 34A book 2 had been spoilt,” read the report in part.
In regard to the variance of numbers in Forms 34A and ballots recounted, it was noted that there was no major difference except in one polling station where 1 vote of Raila Odinga was added to that of President-elect William Ruto.
This was recorded in a polling centre at Nandi Hills Primary school.
Other anomalies noted in the scrutiny of Forms 34A were varying figures in the carbonated copies of Forms 34A which affected 9 poling centres.
In some instances, the agents scrutinising the ballot papers could not agree on the figures as the numbers were faint.
“Due to feint text, there was no consensus as to the actual figure for the result for Ruto on the Form 34A between ‘282’ or ‘288’ in Ol Joroorok Primary School (Nyandarua county),” the report stated.
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