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Rasanga, IEBC dismiss Gumbo election report

 Eric Juma @PeopleDailyKe

A report presented to court by statistical analysts hired by the immediate former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo to conduct research on Siaya Governor’s election has established that the number of votes cast during the August 8 General Election in 51 out of 208 polling stations in Alego/Usonga constituency exceeded the number of registered voters.

But the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) lawyers led by Raymond Olendo and Maurine Odek have dismissed the claim saying there was a problem of misalignment of the results to favour Governor Cornel Rasanga.

The governor’s lawyer Willice Otieno also denied the claim saying his client won the election  fair and square.

“The valid votes casts in the 51 polling stations in Alego/Usonga are intact, the only problem that has also been identified by analysts is mis-match, because results meant for certain polling stations were erroneously entered in different polling stations,” Otieno, who was cross-examining both analysts, told Siaya High Court Justice Esther Maina.

The report presented to court by Martin Irungu and James Madegu indicated that the incumbent Cornel Rasanga won the poll despite the numerous questions over several irregularities and illegalities on part of IEBC.

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