Scuffle at Bomas of Kenya over mystery laptop

Officials at the National Tallying Centre, Bomas of Kenya auditorium, Nairobi. August 2022. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

There was chaos at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday afternoon after a mysterious laptop was spotted in the national tallying centre. 

A scuffle, between political party agents ensued at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) national tallying centre over the unidentified laptop.

Election observers and journalists locked out of the national tallying centre, Bomas of Kenya, on Friday, August 12, 2022. [David Gichuru, Stadard]

Following the incident, IEBC security barricaded the doors to the auditorium where tallying is taking place, with some journalists denied entry.

Sources say the Azimio camp raised an alarm after they noticed the “mysterious” laptop at the tallying area prompting the heated engagement.

After the incident, IEBC commissioners went into a meeting with the political party agents to address the issue.

One of the party agents, a woman was kicked out of the venue.

Additional security at the national tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya after a strange bag was found around the tallying area. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Photos by David Gichuru.