Orengo: IEBC’s game of numbers is a moving target
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya lead counsel James Orengo has told the Supreme Court that IEBC played a game of numbers in the election that resulted in William Ruto being declared president-elect.
According to Orengo, voter turnout, results on forms, and discrepancies in the tabulation of final results reported by IEBC chief Wafula Chebukati might all have a significant impact on presidential election results.
“The Chair of the electoral commission in his announcement of final results in form 34C and his announcement of voter turnout is at variance. Therefore, his calculation of the result based on the percentages cannot be correct.” Orengo said.
According to Orengo, there was a 100-vote difference in voter turnout and total votes cast for the four presidential hopefuls.
“If the total number of voters that voted does not agree with the votes that are cast, it means that the results are not accurate, not transparent, and not accountable,” Orengo said.
Orengo claims that affidavits supplied by Mr. Otumba prove that even with the disputed IEBC figures, Ruto did not receive more than 50% + 1 vote of valid votes cast, as required by the Constitution.
“In totality, the discrepancies accounted for more than 140,000 votes. That has an impact on the results of the elections as declared,” said Orengo.
Orengo further stated that there was trickery and manipulation that was intentional and made feasible by the attack on the electoral commission’s IT structure and system, resulting in differences in many areas between data on physical forms and what emerged from the KIEMS kits.
“There was a systematic deduction of the votes cast for Raila Odinga and the same number of votes added to votes of the William Ruto.” Orengo added.
Senior Counsel James Orengo claimed that the election was manipulated in favor of Ruto and asked the court to invalidate the results.