It appears that Uhuru Kenyatta have won the Kenyan presidential election according to indications provided by the provisional results of votes counted so far counted. With all votes tallied, Kenyatta seems to have polled about 50.03% of the vote, which in total means he had 4,109 votes more than the threshold required to prevent a run-off.
After the votes were counted, Uhuru Kenyatta had won 6,173,433 of the votes cast. The total votes cast amounted to 12,338,667. The current Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, managed to poll 5,340,546, which was far short of the required votes to instigate a run-off.
Odinga’s team had earlier complained of irregularities in the count, but it seems the elections were carried out with utmost transparency with the commission painstakingly going through the tally manually and offering to make available all related documents to the media and polling agents on request. It might prove difficult for any challenge of the polls in the courts to carry any merit, considering the excellent manner in which the polls were conducted
The results of the vote is a victory for common sense as it reflects Kenyans disgust at the apparent charges faced by Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto at the ICC over post election violence in 2007. Raila Odinga needs to show maturity and statesmanship, by accepting the results and prevent Kenya from slipping into anarchy once more. The thirst for power has no role to play in this dawn of a new era for the East African state. Newstime Africa will bring you the latest from Kenya in the morning when it is expected that the electoral commission (IEBC) will be making the official results known
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