BY SAM ALFAN.
High Court has ordered scrutiny and recount of votes in 11 polling stations in Mandera County for Mandera Senatorial position.
This is after successful application by Hassan Aden Osman who was contesting for Mandera senator.
Justice Francis Tuiyott directed the recount of Ado Saden,Lanquara,Al-Hidaya Primary school,Olla Primary School, Kubi Primary, Olla Primary school(2), Garsey Primary School (1), Morothile Primary School, Kalicha,Primary school,Korma Adow Polling station and Sarman Primary School
Justice Tuiyott said in respect to Korma Adow polling station shall extend to the reading of the logs and Coordinate of the KIEMS KIT to establish whether voting took place at the Gazetted location.
” ICT officers from IEBC shall assist in this exercise under the direction of Deputy Registrar” said Toiyott.
The judge further ordered recounts to be supervised by the deputy Registrar of the commercial and Tax Division of High Court at Milimani Court.
Each of the parties shall appoint a minimum of 3 agents during every course of the exercise..
The Deputy Registrar shall file her report by 15 of January.
Aden Osman who garnered 62,769 against Muhamud’s 71890 claims that the election was marred by massive irregularities.
Osman wants the election Mahamud nullified and a fresh election on the senatorial seat conducted in Mandera.
In the petition filed at Milimani Law Courts, the petitioner claims that there were discrepancies in figures entered in forms 38A and 37B.
Osman is seeking the court to have IEBC give log in a trail of users and equipment into their servers and Log in a trail of users into the KIEMS database management systems.
Osman filed the petition soon after the Mandera Gubernatorial aspirant Hassan Noir filed his seeking a repeat of the gubernatorial seat of Mandera.
Noor also argues that the gubernatorial elections were marred with irregularities as most of the voters who are illiterate in the area were misled during voting.
Both further added that some of the residents were turned away without having cast their vote.