Kilifi county governor candidate George Kithi wants the county’s IEBC officials to be disqualified from conducting the tallying process due to irregularities.

Kithi who is contesting for the position through Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) has accused the commission of biasness claiming that some officials were seen associating with his opponents from Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

Speaking with the media outside Kilifi County tallying center, Kithi claimed that there have been a lot of irregularities and illegalities in the electoral process at various polling stations across the county but the responsible IEBC officials in the region have deliberately refused to address the issues.

The lawmaker is now faulting the commission saying he is already taking a lawful action to ensure that the officials are disqualified and the tallying process stopped.

Among the issues Kithi complained of include the ballot boxes that were brought to the tallying center unsealed, contradicting results released at constituency tallying centers from those released at the county’s tallying center, delayed process among others.

Kithi added that he has evidences of his opponent Gideon Mung’aro holding secret meetings with IEBC officials amidst the tallying process.

Kilifi County is still verifying results from the seven constituencies as the commission is expected to announce the gubernatorial, senatorial and women representative position in Kilifi.

However, the Kilifi county IEBC manager Hussein Gure has said he is still committed and thus is not at a position to respond to the claims.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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