President Uhuru

NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken an early lead in the October 26 repeat presidential poll boycotted by his strongest opponent Raila Odinga as results  trickle in from various tallying centers across the country. Results posted on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) public portal, show Uhuru ahead with 442,052 votes against his closest rival Raila Odinga who garnered 6, 321 votes.  Below are the latest results:

Candidate                                           Party                                                Votes

Uhuru Kenyatta                              Jubilee                                           443,139

Raila Odinga                                    NASA                                                      6, 327

Abduba Dida                                   ARK                                                                860

Japheth Kaluyu                               Independent                                            473

John Ekuru Aukot                          Third Way Alliance                         1,238

Joseph Nyaga                                  Independent                                            463

Cyrus Jirongo                                  UDP                                                             303

Michael Mwaura                     Independent Candidate                          319

Kenyans took to the polls on October 26th following a Supreme Court ruling which nullified the August 8 presidential poll on grounds that IEBC committed various illegalities during the poll process. In the September 1 verdict, the Court ordered the poll body to conduct a repeat poll within 60 days, in accordance with the law. National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition withdrew from the repeat poll after IEBC failed to meet its irreducible minimums, citing that the election would not be free and fair. Odinga urged supporters to boycott the poll, even as Uhuru’s team asked voters to come out in large numbers for the election. IEBC has seven days to declare the winner, even as debate rages over the credibility of the poll.?

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