Kenya’s Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission has today afternoon announced who the Kenyan president will be replacing outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta who is going home after completing his two terms (10 years)
Kenyans went to the polls last week on Tuesday 9th and voted their respective leaders from Member of County Assemblies (MCAs) to president.
The race for president had four candidates but the battle has been between two candidates of Azimio la Umoja coalition Raila Odinga and Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto. The other candidates in the race included Roots party’s Prof George Luchiri Wajackoyah and Agano party’s Rev David Waihiga Mwaure who has already conceded defeat.
After a long wait and tedious tallying process at the Bomas of Kenya, IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati has declared William Somoei Ruto as the duly elected new president of Kenya with 7,176,141 (50.49%) votes followed by Raila Odinga who polled 6,942,930 votes (48.85%)
The other candidates Prof George Wajackoyah polled 69,969 votes and Agano party’s David Mwaure Waihiga came last with 31987 votes.
While declaring the results, Chebukati revealed that he has been intimidated and other staff have been arrested but they have to do that constitutional duty
This is a developing story being updated.
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