Uhuru Kenyatta led 54.57 percent of the vote, compared with 44.58 percent for Raila Odinga, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission on Wednesday morning (August 9), covering the results of 90 percent of polling stations. The opposition coalition does not recognize these provisional figures, Raila Odinga calling them “fictitious”. The opposition criticizes the Independent Electoral Commission (IERC) for failing to communicate the minutes.
According to results published shortly after 7h TU by the Electoral Commission and based on the counting of 90% of the polling stations – ie 13.8 million votes counted – the outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta tops the list with 54.57% Of the votes, ten points ahead of the historic opponent Raila Odinga (44.58%).
A few hours before the publication of these figures, Raila Odinga’s camp criticized the Independent Electoral Commission (IERC) for not being transparent enough and not to communicate its minutes (minutes) which could confirm the figures Transmitted electronically and disseminated in real time on the Commission’s website.
The institution’s general manager, Ezra Chiloba, replied that the results posted were based on the famous PV and that the counting would continue.
Since last night, the head of state made the race in front of his main opponent, but with early figures to watch with great caution. There was still 30% of the votes to be compiled. Everything was still possible, and with the opposition that contests before the end of this compilation, the situation is tightening.
” We are now entering the most critical phase of the electoral cycle,” warned IEBC chief Wafula Chebukati yesterday evening calling Kenyans to be patient. The electoral commission justified its choice to continue the regular dissemination of the partial results in the interest of ” transparency towards the voters and the Kenyan people “.
In 2007, the protests after the results had led to a terrible crisis. The violence had claimed more than 1,000 lives and half a million displaced people. In 2013, Raila Odinga, who was already a candidate, challenged and brought the matter before the Supreme Court, but without success.
The participation rate has not yet been communicated by the IEBC. Six other small candidates were in the running in this election and their votes did not exceed 1% in total, according to partial results of the Electoral Commission.
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