On Tuesday 09th August 2022, Kenyans went for a decisive general elections with 4 major contestants fighting for the top country’s position, however provisional results seems to show tight race between 5 times presidential contender Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement and Deputy President William Ruto of United Democratic Alliance.
With more than 90% of results posted from thousands of individual districts, local tallies of the raw data suggest little separates the pair.
However, it could be several days before the official result is known and released by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Tuesday’s vote followed a campaign dominated by debates about living costs, unemployment, and corruption.
Provisional results suggest a tight presidential race in Kenya between Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga, a former prime minister
Turnout was estimated at around 64%, well short of the 80% in the last election five years ago.
However, electoral commission head Wafula Chebukati has said this figure will go up once data comes in about voters who were verified manually, instead of via an electronic ID kit.
Election has generally been peaceful with few certainties such as an MP who is on the run after he allegedly shot dead an aide of his rival in Western Kenya. MP Didmus Barasa shot the man in the head according to eyewitnesses and is on the wanted list of Kenyan Security.
In another sense of humor a voter turned up top vote in a towel in Kisumu Central Polling Station claiming a friend called him and said he was already running late to cast his vote. In a video moving on social media, Victor was still brushing his teeth as he engaged other voters.
The Campusa will keep you glued before and with the aftermath of this continuing story.