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Chebukati Releases First Set Day Of Verified Presidential Election Results

As the presidential election draws near, tensions are rising between the country's two main political parties, Kenya Kwanza and Azimio. The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is on the verge of making a definitive decision on who will be the country's fifth president, and both the current Vice President, William Ruto, and President Uhuru Kenyatta's opponent, Raila Odinga, are eager to unseat him.

Today, The first official results from the presidential election were released on Wednesday, August 11 by Wafula Chebukati, the head of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

While speaking at the Bomas of Kenya, Chebukati revealed the final, secret election results for the Webuye East seat. Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja received 13,720 (or 44.9%) of the vote, while William Ruto of UDA received 16,412 (or 53.8%) of the vote. Compared to David Mwaure's 110 votes for the Agano Party, George Wajackoyah's 249 votes (0.81%) put him in second place. According to Chebukati, 1.25 percent of the 384 ballots cast were invalidated. Only 62.2% of the 48,950 eligible voters in the constituency actually cast ballots.

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