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Network hitches affecting results transmission

Residents of West Pokot County might be forced to wait longer to know results of their various candidates due to unsteady network in the region.

Kapenguria Constituency Returning officer Enock Otara said some of the results, especially from Endough ward were yet to yet to be received.

He noted that among 273 polling stations, they have received results from 187 polling centres, where only 50 have been verified. “Results from 137 polling centres have not been verified,” said Mr. Otara.

He added that 36 polling stations had not yet submitted Presidential results. “We call upon the electorate to be patient because it is too early to know the outcome for the various candidates,” urged Otara.

A spot-check by KNA revealed that presiding officers were still in long queues at the main constituency tallying centre, with many coming from far flung areas characterized by rugged terrain.

A similar scenario was being witnessed at the Kacheliba Constituency tallying centre, where verification and announcement of the official results was being conducted at the Holy Rosary Boys High School in the area.

There was a beehive of activity at the two constituency tallying centres, with supporters of various candidates camping at the school’s gates in anticipation for the final announcements of the final results.

By Richard Muhambe and Anthony Melly

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