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Advocate Mahat Explains Why Jose Carmago’s Name ‘Appeared’ on IEBC Form

IEBC lawyer Mahat Somane PHOTO/COURTESY

Lawyers representing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) have explained why Venezuelan, Jose Carmago’s name appeared on a Form 34B.

This follows claims that the Venezuelan national was involved in electoral malpractices that interfered with the outcome of the presidential election.

Through lawyer Mahat Somane, the electoral commission dismissed the claims that results on the portal were interfered with.

Somane explained that the Form 34B in circulation online was an overlay and the image had been taken while placed above a register bearing Camargo’s name.

The document relating to Jose Carmago has come from the QR register which is distributed to every polling station and that document is even in the possession of this court. If you look at the scrutiny report, the QR documents are there,” the lawyer said.

Earlier, Azimio la Umoja flag bearer Raila Odinga’s legal team have claimed that Venezuelan national, Carmago was involved in the interference of the August 9 polls.

Speaking while making her submission before the Supreme Court on Friday, September 2, Lawyer Julie Soweto claimed that Carmago’s name was contained on a Form 34A.

She also did a PowerPoint presentation and displayed the form that had the Venezuelan’s name and uploaded on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) portal.

In her submission, Soweto argued that the same was enough evidence that Carmago was involved in interfering with the election outcome.

She further claimed that the Venezuelan was involved in determining the presidential election winner.

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“At the top-hand left corner there, we have the name of one the Venezuelans Jose Camargo. This is the person who decided the President-elect of the country,” Soweto said.


Advocates Julie Soweto PHOTO/COURTESY

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