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FROM THE MOMENT THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF KENYA announced the results of the 2007 presidential election, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ) lobbied for an independent investigation into them.
KPTJ believed, as it does now, Kenyans have a right to know what had, in fact, happened to their vote. That lobbying, in part, led to the formation of the Independent Review Commission -- a bi-partisan investigation with independent leadership. KPTJ expects the IREC to provide answers for the questions around the 2007 elections.
In this special edition of Truth & Justice Digest, KPTJ puts in the public domain its analysis of the 2007 elections. It was prompted by a chain of events, among them the unusual delay in announcing the results, the loud complaint by no less than the ECK chairman about ‘cooking of the results’ (paraphrased), and the resignation from the ECK’s tallying centre of a member of staff saying he could not abide with what he had witnessed. Further, four of the five domestic observers allowed into the ECK’s tallying centre on the night
of December 29 and 30 made a reports to us, which has been transcribed into affidavits and also used as the basis of a narrative that lists anomalies and irregularities attending the presidential election results.