United Democratic Alliance (UDA’s) Patrick Ole Ntutu was on Sunday night, August 14, declared the governor-elect for Narok county in a hotly contested battle.
Ntutu garnered 158,100 votes, followed by the Orange Democratic Movement’s (ODM) Moitalel Kenta who scored 148,270.
The declaration was made at the National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya. The decision to shift the announcement to Bomas was made after a heated clash between rival supporters on Sunday, August 14.
Narok County Returning Officer, Sidney Namulungu, directed that the announcement would be shifted to avoid further clashes.
“Reference is made to Regulation 84 of the Elections (General) Regulations, 2012 on the tallying of the final result of an election. However, due to the breach of peace at the county tallying centre, it will be impossible to continue with the declaration of the county governor election result at the tallying centre.
“Owing to the foregoing, the proceedings at the IEBC Narok county tallying centre Maasai Mara University, are hereby moved to the national tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi for purposes of declaration of the county governor results on August 14,” the IEBC officer stated.