Presidential vote results start trickling

Presidential results have started trickling in as voting was concluded in most polling stations across the country.

With over 1.5 million votes counted as at 8pm, President Uhuru Kenyatta is so far leading with over 904, 477 votes while his rival Raila Odinga has 656,293.

Third is former minister Joe Nyaga with 3,249 votes who is followed by Constitutional lawyer Ekuru Aukot’s 2,569 votes.

Abduba Dida has 2,232 votes, Japheth Kaluyu with 1,342 votes and Jirongo has 1,026 votes with Independent candidate Michael Wainaina garnering 752 votes so far.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has declared the Kenya Integrated Elections Management System (KIEMS) deployed in today’s elections a success.

Chebukati said apart from a few hitches, the new technology, deployed for the first time in Kenya, is laudable.

In the Commission’s third briefing at the Bomas of Kenya, the chair said the polls most critical moment which is tallying is just about to start.

The chairperson had earlier reported that 40 per cent of registered voters had cast their ballots by 2pm according to 25,000 out of the 40,883 KIEMS gadgets.

Chebukati said he was encouraged by the huge turnout witnessed across the country including young Kenyans, voting for the first time.

 

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