National Super Aliance (NASA) Denied Permission to Have Parallel Tallying Center

The opposition party, the National Super Alliance (NASA) will not be allowed to have a parallel tallying center for the August 2017 elections, which they had requested for.

The chair of the Independent Boundaries Electoral Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, stated that its the only body mandated to tally the results. In the 2013 elections, the current ruling party, Jubilee, had a parallel tallying center.

The opposition has often accused the IEBC of unfair electoral practices. This resulted in anti-IEBC protests in 2016 that saw the previous chair, Issack Hassan, step down and hand over to Chebuakti.