Sifuna’s tweet on Presidential results flagged by Twitter

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 10 Aug, 2022 17:35 | < 1 min read
ODM party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna. PHOTO: Courtesy
ODM party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna. PHOTO: Courtesy

Social media platform Twitter has flagged a tweet by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) secretary general Edwin Sifuna insinuating that Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga had won the polls.

The tweet which contained a screenshot of unauthenticated tabulation showed that Raila was leading with over 50 percent of the votes cast, followed closely by his arch-rival William Ruto.

At the time of tweeting, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had not started giving out the tally on Presidential vote.

In a statement, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said the they would start tallying the vote once they received all the form 34A's and 34B's from the polling stations and the constituency tallying centres respectively.

"We are not going through the tallying process until we start receiving the original images of Form 34A and 34B from our returning officers at the national tallying centre," Chebukati said.

"The law requires IEBC to declare the president-elect within seven days, the commission shall endeavour to conclude this exercise at the earliest time possible," he added.

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