On Wednesday, August 11, Wafula Chebukati, the head of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), announced the first set of official results from the presidential election.
Chebukati announced the final presidential election results for the Webuye East constituency while speaking at the Bomas of Kenya.
Of the 30,491 valid votes cast, Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja received 13,720 votes (44.9%) and William Ruto of UDA received 16,412 votes (53.8%).
George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party received 249 votes (0.81%) while David Mwaure of the Agano Party received 110 votes (0.36 per cent). And 384 cast ballots (1.25 percent) were rejected, according to Chebukati.
Despite the constituency's 48,950 registered voters, only 62.2% of them actually cast ballots.
"The outcomes for the Webuye East Constituency are as follows. We (IEBC) will return with more results that have been verified "said Chebulati.
The Commission must announce the final tally for the first of 291 constituencies after verifying the information provided by Returning Officers.
Additionally, the diaspora, which is thought of as a single constituency, will have its forms verified by IEBC commissioners. Kenyans living abroad cast ballots in 27 polling places located in 12 different countries on August 9 in the election.
The electoral body had only received ballots from 128 constituencies, or 43.99 percent, as of Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Elections Regulations state that the IEBC must receive and validate Forms 34As and 34Bs before making the final results public. The Chief Agents of the candidates for president must be present when any tallies are rejected.
William Ruto and Raila Odinga, the other two candidates for president, have also set up counters where they are independently tallying the votes.
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