The mystery 110 votes in Kenya election results


A look at the official presidential results declared by Kenya’s head of national electoral commission on Monday shows slightly more than 100 votes would have been cast but not allocated to anyone.

A statement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chair Wafula Chebukati indicates total valid votes as 14,213,137 but when you add total votes garnered by all the candidates you get 14,213,027.

Some Kenyans online have been wondering about the discrepancy:

An analysis of the results by BBC Reality Check shows the anomaly arose from entries of the votes for two counties which doesn’t correspond to votes garnered by all the candidates.

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For Kilifi county in coastal Kenya, there is a difference of 10 votes and for West Pokot in the Rift Valley there is a difference of 100 votes between the votes the candidates got and the total valid votes listed for the county.

  • Kilifi – 285496 while all the candidates got 285486
  • West Pokot – 173705 while votes for the candidates are 173605

It is not clear whether this was just a human error.

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