The Court of Appeal has ruled that presidential results declared at the constituency level will be final. The Appeals Court has upheld the decision by the high court, meaning that Presidential election results announced by constituency returning officers can’t be altered.
The decision is a blow to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) who had said that results from the constituencies would go through the national tallying centre.
The three-judge Bench, which included Justices Agnes Murgor, William Ouko, and Patrick Kiage gave the verdict, and the argument by IEBC that presidential election results at constituency level are provisional until confirmed by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has been refuted.
As the campaign train accelerates, this is seen as a massive victory for National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition and focuses the minds of Kenyans more on the upcoming general elections.