State House race remains Ruto – Raila affair as vote counting kicks off
The race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta remains a battle between Azimio la Umoja candidate Raila Odinga and his UDA competitor William Ruto. Since the tallying of the votes started after polling stations closed at 5pm, Raila and Ruto have exchanged the lead thrice.
Though still too early to call, the race, according to data collected by the Nation Media Group from the IEBC’s forms 34A declared at the polling stations, is clearly between the two of them. You can access the real-time data on the NMG elections portal.
None of the other candidates – George Wajackoyah of Root Party and David Waihiga of Agano Party – has garnered more than 1 per cent of the votes by the time of publishing this article.
As of 4pm Tuesday, according to IEBC, 56.7 per cent of the registered voters had cast their votes. This means that an hour before the polling stations closed at 5pm, 12,065,803 voters had already cast their votes.
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