IEBC DELETES 2017 General Election report following public uproar over numerous errors

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has deleted the 2017 General Elections report following a public uproar over numerous errors.

In a statement released Sunday, the electoral body noted that there were “a few typographic errors occasioned by massive data were noted” hence the document had been recalled and will be “re-uploaded and shared in due course.”

The commission, in a press release signed by Chairman Wafula Chebukati further stated that the number of voters rose to 19,611,423 in 2017 from 14,388,781 in 2013.

“A total of 14,523 candidates contested in the August 8, 2017 General Election out of which 4,002 were independent candidates,” read the statement.

It further stated that 17.4% of the voters were aged between 18-25 years – a slight increase from 17% in 2013 – and 47% of the registered voters were male while 53% were female.