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Governors Who Have Disputed Election Results

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  • As the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) continues to announce results for the gubernatorial elections across the country, a section of the contestants have already rejected the outcome of the polls.

    According to the candidates, the election process was not credible, with some vowing to pursue the matter in court.

    Here is a list of gubernatorial candidates who lost and have vowed to file cases disputing the results declared by the IEBC.

    Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui during a meeting with stakeholders in his county on September 28, 2021.

    Nakuru governor Lee Kinyanjui during a meeting with stakeholders in his county on September 28, 2021.

    Courtesy Lee Kinyanjui

    Lee Kinyanjui

    The incumbent Nakuru governor rejected the outcome of the just concluded election claiming there were massive rigging and voter manipulations.

    He alleged that during the vote tallying process, his agents were denied access to various polling stations, and were only allowed in at 10am the following day. He argued that Susan Kihika's victory was not legitimate.

    Francis Kimemia

    The incumbent Nyandarua governor disputed the election of UDA's Kiarie Badilisha alleging massive irregularities.

    Kimemia alleged that governors from the Mount Kenya region were targeted in the rigging exercise and that is why they lost with huge margins to their UDA competitors.

    Evans Kidero

    After losing the Homa Bay governorship race, Kidero termed the whole electioneering process invalid.

    Kidero, who run as an independent candidate but lost to ODM's Gladys Wanga, expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcome, hinting at a possibility of taking legal action.

    He maintained that he won the polls but was denied the victory, alleging that the election and campaign process were marred by irregularities.

    James Nyoro

    The outgoing Kiambu governor disputed gubernatorial election results, citing election malpractices at the tallying centre. He called for the nullification of the results and repeat of polls, saying he does not recognise winners of a compromised process.

    "The election conducted in Kiambu was not free and fair. As a consequence, we cannot recognize the leaders as announced by the IEBC in Kiambu and we call for a repeat and annulment of elections in this county," Nyoro stated.

    "It is perturbing to note that a high number of voters close to 300,000 allegedly cast vote for the presidential candidate but did not vote for Governor, Senator or Woman Rep."

    William Kabogo

    The Kiambu gubernatorial hopeful has not explicitly denied the results but shared photographs he claimed were results showing alleged election malpractice.

    Patrick Njango "Jungle"

    The Kiambu gubernatorial hopeful also disputed the results declared by IEBC arguing that he would contest the election. He stated that the process was not credible as purported by the IEBC.

    Aisha Jumwa

    Jumwa has vowed to contest the results of the Kilifi governor's election in court. In a statement on Saturday, August 13, she remarked that she respects IEBC's verdict but does not agree with it.

    "As the law stipulates, I have my constitutional rights to pursue justice for myself and the people of Kilifi. Let us continue walking together to our destiny and the victory is all ours," Jumwa stated.

    Kivutha Kibwana

    The Makueni senatorial aspirant and incumbent governor claimed that the elections were compromised. 

    Kibwana - who lost the Senate race to Dan Maanzo - pointed that in one constituency elections should have been suspended due to massive technology failure.

    He stated that the alternative manual voter identification was clunky and took a long time to work.

    “In Makueni county elections were compromised. Kibwezi West constituency elections should have been postponed. For example, initially, KIEMS kits in 106/206 polling stations failed.

    "For more than six hours, kits in 84 stations failed before chaotic manual voting which ended about 1am,” Kivutha argued.

    MakueniCounty Governor Kivutha Kibwana addresses the media

    Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana addresses the media in a past conference.

    The Standard

Source : Kenyans.co.ke

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