MP declares NASA’s parallel tallying center a futility



Kieni MP, Kanini Kega, has said opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) determination to have a parallel tallying center to monitor their votes was a futile undertaking as only the electoral body was entitled to declare results.

Kega said NASA was free to establish its own presidential vote tallying center and even declare results, but at the end, only results declared by the electoral body would carry the day.

“You can have your tallying center in Tanzania or even in the clouds, but the final tally to carry the day would be by the IEBC chair, who is the presiding officer of the presidential vote,” remarked Kega.

The MP, who was speaking today at Mwichuiri Location in his Constituency when he oversaw issuance of 1,678 title deeds to members of a defunct land buying company, said only the electoral body had the final say on presidential results.

He at the same time supported the electoral body in its pronouncement that it would not be giving periodic updates of presidential results from constituencies, saying collating the tallies to declare the final outcome was welcome.

This, he said, would bring an end to problems associated with provisional results that in some instances end up not matching with final.

The MP further said the move by the IEBC to announce that presidential results from constituencies would be final was welcome, noting they were sure of a Jubilee Party win regardless of where the vote tallying was done.


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