President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have been declared as the winners of the 2017 presidential election.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with 8,203,290 (54,27 percent of votes cast votes), and won 35 counties. Raila Odinga had 6,762,224 votes (44.74 per cent of votes cast), winning in 29 counties.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati made the declaration on Friday night at the IEBC national tallying center at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
In declaring Uhuru as the winner of the election, Chebukati said Uhuru had met the threshold needed for a win as spelled out in Article 138 (4) of the Kenyan Constitution which requires the winning candidate to win at least 50% +1 votes and garner at least 25 percent of the votes in 24 or more of the 47 counties nationwide.
Chebukati said a total of 17 million Kenyans cast their ballots, representing about 78.9% of the registered voters.
The win gives the Jubilee government a new five-year term. Jubilee will also command a majority in the Senate, National Assembly, Women Representative seats, as well as governorship seats.
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