Kenyan elections: William Ruto ahead of Raila in Presidential Race


Many Kenyans were seen yesterday lining up at their respective polling stations to cast their votes. The voting exercise ended at 5 p.m in most stations, and counting started a few minutes after. Is Ruto ahead of Raila?

Ruto ahead of Raila SRC: @The Star
The Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto with Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga SRC: @The Star

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According to the IEBC, 22.1 million registered as voters and were all expected to vote. However, the turnout was low as 56.17% only turned out to vote, excluding the ones who used the manual register.

Kenya elections presidential results: Ruto ahead of Raila

After the voting exercise, many Kenyans were left discussing on who will win the presidential seat between Ruto and Raila.

According to IEBC, one has to get at least 50% + 1 in order to be declared a president. A report released on August 10 at 2:30 p.m ranked the Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate, Ruto ahead of Raila.

The report stated that William Ruto was leading by 1, 845, 757 votes while Raila was at 1, 831, 073 votes. What about George Wajackoyah and Mwaure?

The same report stated that The Roots Party George Wajackoyah was number three with 16, 972 votes while Agano’s David Mwaure was number four with 7482 votes.

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Another report released at 2:40 p.m also stated that Nixon Korir accepted defeat in the race against Jalang’o for the Lang’at Constituency Parliamentary seat.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong conceded defeat against his competitor in the Teso South Parliamentary contest.

Also, Moses Kuria accepted defeat against his competitor in the Kiambu gubernatorial race.

Some of those that have been announced winners include Susan Kihika Governor Nakuru County, Simba Arati Governor Kisii County, Johnson Sakaja Governor Nairobi County, and Ann waiguru, governor Kirinyaga County.

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The latest results rank Ruto ahead of Raila by 10, 000 votes. Follow us daily and know new stories on Kenyan politics as they come every minute.

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