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Find Out Why Uhuru May Not Be Handing Over Power To Raila Or Ruto This Month

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President Uhuru Kenyatta's term is finally set to come to an end in the next few days with Kenyans voting for their new President today. The race to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta has so far indicated to be a two-horse affair with Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga expected to go head to head in the ballot.

The likes of Professor George Wajackoyah and Bishop David Mwaura are only expected to play second fiddle to the proceedings. 

Contrary to the expectations of many Kenyans, President Kenyatta is unlikely to exit office this August if the past year's election process is anything to go by.

A report by a local daily has now revealed that the President could leave office the earliest on September 6th. According to the election act, the IEBC is expected to release the results by 16 th August with Petitioners expected to file their case within 7 days. This means that the Supreme will have 14 days to make its decision. 

In case the Supreme Court decides to throw out the petition as it did in 2013, then the new President will be sworn in on September 6th.

In the event of Multiple Run-Offs and Supreme Court Petitions, the President could be in office up to 23rd April next year. Only time will tell. 

Meanwhile, share with us your thoughts on the matter kindly. 

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