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He says Chebukati had the final results of the presidential candidate ready even before verification and tallying of votes were complete.

Senior Counsel Philip Murgor has told the Supreme Court of Kenya that IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati had generated Form 34C even before the Presidential results were and final tally completed.

In his submission at the Supreme Court of Kenya, Murgor said the  IEBC chair errored in generating the for since the vote-tallying exercise was yet to completed.

"As of 12th August 2022 at 1548hrs, form 34C had already been generated TWO days before the final announcement," he told the Supreme Court.

Ordinarily , Form 34C would generated once the voting exercise is complete.

IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO | COURTESY

The Form 34C is used to generate Form 34D that is  the certificate given to the winner of a presidential elections.

For starters, once the results are announced at a polling stations, they are entered in Form 34A.

The presiding officer takes the image of Form 34A and transmits it electronically to the national tallying center that was the IEBC portal.

After that, he takes the Form34A to the constituency returning officers who tabulates presidential results from all polling stations in his constituency, as captured by Form 34A, and enters the results to Form 34B.

It is then that the returning officers takes his Form 34B to the national tallying center where it is verified by the commission and party agents.

It is at the national tallying centers where results for all 290 constituencies are tabulated and entered into Form 34C, which now becomes the votes garnered by presidential candidates across the country.

After having the Form 34C, the retuning officer generates Form 34D that is the Winner certificate.