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Jubilee, ODM candidates tie in hotly contested race, IEBC to set by-election date

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Jubilee candidate certificate revoked after it emerges he got same number of votes as ODM candidate

An MCA candidate on a Jubilee Party ticket in Kwale County had an IEBC certificate revoked Thursday (August 10) after it emerged that he and his competitor on ODM ticket got a similar number of votes in the August 8 general election.

Juma Maone of Jubilee Party; and Omari Hamisi of ODM, both garnered 2, 600 votes in Kinondo ward, Kwale County.

A certificate was issued to Mr Maone, who was ahead of Mr Omari, despite results from one polling station in Msambweni not having been incorporated in the final tally at the time.

When poll results from Msambweni came in, however, and the tallying was done, the final tally showed that Mr Omari and Mr Maone got similar count of votes – 2, 600, consequently leading to the revocation of the Jubilee candidate’s certificate.

According to Msambweni Constituency returning officer, Yusuf, the IEBC will set another date, yet to be communicated, for a by-election.

 

-www.edaily.co.ke

 

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