Kenyan Report Correspondent.
October 26th, 2017
NASA’s election boycott has been a tremendous success going by what has been witness in social media and mainstream news. Photos of empty polling station has been shared widely. In some instances, animals were seen strolling in the polling centers.
Areas significantly affected by the boycott were Western, Nyanza, Coast, some parts of Rift Valley and Nairobi. In Central parts of Kenya, election turnout was mild as compared to August election.
Fear of embarrassment of international proportions has engulfed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after only 33% of registered voters came out to vote during Kenya’s repeat election held on October 26th, 2017. More than 70% of voters heed the call by Hon. Raila Odinga to stay at home during the exercise. The opposition leader Hon. Odinga who withdrew from the poll citing failure by IEBC to implement the irreducible minimums called on his supporters to boycott the election in a rally held at Uhuru Park on October 25th, 2017.
Social media was awash with images of empty polling stations as clerks were seen texting and some sleeping with nothing to do. However, there seems to have been a fair turn out in areas seen to be president Uhuru’s base, though much less than that of August 8th elections.
Perhaps the most shocking news was the announcement by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, that the turnout was 6,553,858 people having voted representing 48% of the registered voters. Kenyans on twitter were quick to blast Chebukati for misleading the public noting that 6,553,858 voters represents 33% of registered voters.
The only prayer Chebukati would wish to have, is for more time to cook the figures that will legitimize the sham election, which by far, has failed the minimum test of credibility.
Kenyans await to see the verdict of the election observers and whether they will sanitize the fraudulent election as they did during the August elections.
Following the successful Boycott of the elections, there is no doubt in many political observers’ eyes that Hon.Raila Odinga has always been right for saying that his votes have always been stolen in successive elections. Uhuru’s legitimacy if declared president will always be in question and his ability to govern in doubt.