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ISIOLO, Kenya, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed in a road accident along a busy highway in Samburu county, northern Kenya on Wednesday, the police said.

Samburu East Deputy Police Commander, Juma Boy, said seven others were injured after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed along the Isiolo-Moyale highway.

Boy said the deceased were en route to meet a civic leader who had won local elections when their vehicle swerved off the road and rolled near Kalama Community Conservancy, killing the seven on the spot.

"The injured were treated at a local health facility," the deputy police commander said on the phone, noting that the vehicle was speeding when the accident occurred.

Police said they had launched investigations to establish what had happened leading to the incident. - Xinhua

Caribbean Residents Association in Uganda cutting the anniversary cake. PHOTOS | COURTESY

The Honorary Consul of Jamaica to Uganda Mr Michael Idusso has called for increased cooperation between Uganda and Jamaica in the areas of academia, sports, tourism and trade. 

He was speaking over the weekend to mark Jamaica’s diamond jubilee celebrations at the Honorary Consulate of Jamaica’s residence in Uganda that was attended by members of the diplo core, government representatives and friends of Jamaica.Mr Idusso spoke about Jamaica’s emergence from a troubled legacy of slavery into a modern nation that is represented at all levels on the global stage. 

 

The Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and antiquities, Mr Martin Mugarra Bahinduka congratulated Jamaica on its 60th of independence and conveyed a desire to see more trade between Jamaica and Uganda. 

 

 

He indicated willingness to collaborate with Jamaica and toasted to the diamond jubilee of Jamaica’s independence. Source: Daily Monitor

 
 
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson says that 14 million out of the 22 million registered voters cast their votes in yesterday’s polls.

This represents 64.6 percent of the total registered voters.

However, Chebukati clarifies that the statistics do not include voters who took the exercise manually. 

“So far there are 14 million votes cast yesterday, which is about 64. 6 percent. These numbers do not include voters who took part in the exercise manually after technological hitches developed in some parts of the country,” Chebukati said.

Moreover, the IEBC Chairman has revealed that one polling station and two constituencies had made errors when submitting Form 34A and Form 34B.

In Rukwaro polling center in Rongo, Migori County, the presiding officer erroneously transmitted Form 34A.

To solve the error, Chebukati says electoral officials will wait for the original copy of Form 34A, to validate and replace it.

In Uasin Gishu County, Ainabkoi and Saboti constituencies uploaded incomplete Form 34 Bs. The Form 34Bs uploaded were missing crucial signatures of key players in the vote tallying process. 

As a result, Chebukati says they asked the Returning officers to make sure everyone has signed the document before re-uploading.

As of the time he addressed Kenyans at Bomas of Kenya, Chebukati said that the commission had received 97.65 percent of Form 34A from the polling station. By Winfrey Owino, The Standard

Photo Courtesy Tuko

At the time of going to the press, Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga had 1,892,477 votes Raila was closely followed by his arch-political rival, Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidate William Ruto with 1,870,964 votes.

However, while addressing a presser on Wednesday, August 10, Wafula Chebukati divulged that the local media was lagging behind in their tallying

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga has a slight lead in the currently tight presidential race. Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga in a past address. Photo: Raila Odinga.

At the time of going to the press, the votes tallying done by Citizen TV indicated the ODM leader had 1,892,477 votes. 326K Social media trolls have emotionally affected my daughter | Tuko Extra Raila is closely followed by his arch-political rival, Kenya Kwanza Alliance candidate William Ruto with 1,870,964 votes. Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has 17,413 while Agano's David Mwaure has 7,666. by  Jackson Otukho, Tuko.co.ke

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  • Global social networking platform, Twitter, has introduced a new feature to flag unofficial election results shared by supporters and teams of August 9 presidential candidates.

    Twitter introduced an information tab on Wednesday, August 10, after various leaders and supporters of leading presidential candidates started sharing results on the platform.

    The new tab appears below the poll results shared by individuals, cautioning users that the results do not emanate from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

    A screenshot of Twitter's information tab below Edwin Sifuna's tweet.
    A screenshot of Twitter's information tab below Edwin Sifuna's tweet. FILE 

    The results shared by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Secretary General, Edwin Sifuna, were the first to be flagged by the social media giant.

    "The Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) might not have called the election results when it was tweeted," read the cautionary message. 

    Additionally, in the message tab, Twitter added a link that enables the users to access the tallying process by the electoral body.

    The link also details how results will be announced by the IEBC chairperson, Wafula Chebukati.

    "The results will be announced by the IEBC on or before August 15. According to the constitution, election results must be announced on or before seven days after the vote," read the message in part.

    IEBC is yet to announce any results from the over 46,000 polling stations. However, the electoral Commission created a portal where Kenyans can access results declared at the polling station level.

    Speaking to the media on Wednesday, August 10, Chebukati stated that the Commission was in process of verifying the results and will announce them per constituency.

    However, he urged the media to speed up their tallying process, noting that over 97 per cent of polling centres posted the results on the IEBC portal. 

    "It appears the media did not prepare very well, the actual figures should be at around 97 per cent," Chebukati noted.

    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022.jpg
    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday, August 8, 2022. By WASHINGTON MITOKENYANS.CO.KE
     
 
 
 
 

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