The presidential contest has entered its final stages as the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) races against time to beat the constitutional dateline. The Wafula Chebukati-led team has until midnight on Monday to verify and announce the president-elect of the Republic of Kenya.
As of 8 am on Monday 15th, Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto is leading in this race with 51.18% having garnered 6,408,388 votes so far. Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga is second with 48.14% with 6,025,940 verified votes so far.
Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah is third in the competition with 0.45% having secured 56,055 votes so far. Agano party presidential candidate David Waihiga Mwaure is fourth in the race with 0.23% having gotten 28,762 votes so far.
The above results are from 253 constituencies out of the possible 291. Over 12 million votes have been verified at the national tallying center in Bomas of Kenya.
It is worth noting that David Mwaure has already conceded defeat in this contest and endorsed William Ruto of Kenya kwanza. During his press conference on Sunday, Mwaure stated that he was backing Ruto because he was leading in the race and that they share in their manifestos.
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