Tensions are developing between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio, the country's two most prominent political parties, as the date of the country's presidential election gets closer. Both the present DP Ruto, and President Uhuru Kenyatta's opponent, Raila Odinga, are keen to remove him after the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is on the cusp of issuing a ruling that would be final on who will be the country's fifth president.
Today, Wafula Chebukati, the President of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, announced the first official results from the presidential election on Wednesday, August 11. These results were provided by the commission (IEBC).
Chebukati divulged the final, top-secret election results for the Webuye East seat as he was delivering a speech in one of Kenya's Bomas. William Ruto of the UDA earned 16,412 votes, which is 53.8 percent of the total, while Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja received 13,720 votes, or 44.9 percent of the vote. In contrast to David Mwaure of the Agano Party, who received 110 votes, George Wajackoyah received 249 votes (0.81%), which placed him in second place. The results of Chebukati's analysis indicate that 1.25 percent of the 384 votes cast were illegitimate. The actual number of votes cast in the election was only 48,950 out of the total 48,950 eligible voters in the constituency.
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