The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has declared President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto the winners of the October 26th repeat presidential election.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said Uhuru emerged the winner with 7,483,895, representing 98.26 of the 7,616,217 votes cast.Chebukati said Uhuru met the threshold of 50% + 1 of the votes cast and won at least 25% of the votes in at least half of the 43 counties.
"The total votes cast were 7,616,217 million and rejected ballots 37,713. This translates to a national voter turnout of 38.84 per cent," Chebukati said.
NASA leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from the repeat election citing lack of reforms within the IEBC, garnered 73,228 votes, translating to 0.96 percent of the votes cast.
Uhuru was declared the winner without results from 25 constituencies from four Nyanza counties of Kisumu, Migori, Siaya and Homa Bay.
In a statement earlier in the day, the commission said it will declare the winner without results from the four counties after establishing they can't affect the final tally of the presidential outcome.
“Having completed the verification process of all results from the 266 constituencies that voted, and in accordance with Section 55B Article 3, IEBC is certified that results of the elections shall not be affected by voting in the areas where the process was postponed,” said IEBC vice-chair Consolata Nkatha Maina.
IEBC called off the poll in the 25 constituencies citing security if their staff due to threats by residents, who protested against the holding of the vote.
Other candidates in the race included Ekuru Aukot (Thirdway Alliance), Abduba Dida (Tunza Alliance), Cyrus Jirongo (UDF), independent candidates Michael Wainaina, Joseph Nyaga and Japheph Kaluyu Kavinga.