Registrar reports unstamped forms 34A, 34B
Several forms used to compile results that the IEBC used to declare President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the August 8 polls did not have key signatures and identification inscriptions, Supreme Court registrar Esther Nyaiyaki said in an audit report submitted to the court on Tuesday evening.
Ms Nyaiyaki’s report indicates that a team comprising agents representing the petitioner Raila Odinga, Mr Kenyatta and Judiciary staff were able to scrutinise all 291 forms 34B, 4,120 forms 34A and the one Form 34C.
“During the verification of documents submitted I noted that certain forms 34A appeared to have been duplicated. Certain forms 34A and 34B appeared to be carbon copies. Certain forms 34A and 34B appeared to be photocopies. Some of the forms had no evidence of being stamped or signed,” the report says.
Some of the forms also lacked signatures while a few were photocopies of the original forms. Owing to the large number of forms 34A (41,451) and the little time to go over them, agents representing Mr Odinga, Mr Kenyatta and the Judiciary opted to randomly sample the forms.
Of the forms 34B that were scrutinised, 56 did not have watermarks while 31 lacked serial numbers. Another 189 forms did not have “hand over” sections filled while 287 did not have “take over” sections filled.