SEVERAL electoral petitions are lined up in Nyanza after hotly contested battles pitting ODM candidates against their Cord affiliated rivals.
Yesterday, several candidates protested the results. They include those who ran for county representative, MP and governor.
In Kisumu Town West Constituency, a commissioner with the defunct Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission Rosa Buyu rejected the results citing anomalies.
Buyu who was contesting on an ODM party ticket was declared to have lost to former area MP Olago Aluoch who vied on a Ford-Kenya party ticket.
Returning officer Hanson Mugo declared Olago the winner with 22,946 votes against Buyu's 21,049. However, Buyu said she will take legal action citing that in some polling stations, IEBC figures clashed with those of her agents.
She said there was voter malpractice after some people were arrested by police for bribing voters in favour of some candidates.
"We are demanding for vote recount in Kisumu Town West constituency," said Buyu who was flanked by the constituency's ODM chairman Marks Modi and County representatives elect Pamela Jossy (Central Kisumu) and Joseph Otiede (South West Kisumu).
In Nyando Constituency, Ford Kenya candidate Jared Okello who was declared to have lost to former area MP Fred Outa also rejected the results citing anomalies.
According to the results announced by returning officer David Mbui, Outa beat Okello by 713 votes after bagging 24,528 votes against Okello's 23,815. Addressing a press conference at Imperial hotel in Kisumu, he said he has since petitioned the IEBC not to accept the results.
"I have evidence that some polling stations voted over 100 per cent in the Parliamentary ballot which is an electoral offence," he said.
He also claimed some ballot boxes were opened by electoral officials at 3 am before the voting time while his agents were still away from polling stations.
"I did not sign any form regarding the election results and has not conceded defeat. I am considering taking legal measures because as far as am concerned I won the elections," Okello added.
Okello had claimed victory in the ODM primaries in January but was denied the certificate forcing him to decamp to Ford-Kenya party. In Migori County, ODM's Akong'o Oyugi who was vying for the governor seat on an ODM party ticket is also said to be considering a petition.
Oyugi was floored by People's Democratic Party candidate Okoth Obado by 163 votes. Obado got 123,821 against Oyugi's 123,658 votes.
In Siaya County, William Oduol of the National Agenda Party of Kenya refused to concede defeat claiming that results of certain regions were doctored in favour of ODM's Cornel Rasanga. They were vying for the County's Governor seat.
Oduol said he will seek legal redress in the court of law arguing that results of Gem, Bondo and Rarieda constituencies were skewed in favour of his opponent. Rasanga was declared winner after garnering 142,901 votes against Oduol's 133,900.