Presidential Election: Fear Of Possible Outbreak Of Violence Erupts Kenya
OpenLife Nigeria has gathered that there are palpable fears around major towns and cities in Kenya over possible outbreak of violence as it’s 2022 presidential poll gets underway.
At the moment, credible information has it that Presidential Security are at William Ruto’s Karen private Resident
According to report by REUTERS ,Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto led a tight presidential race against opposition leader Raila Odinga, official results reported by media showed on Monday, as an announcement from electoral authorities on the winner appeared imminent.
Slow progress by the electoral commission in tallying Tuesday’s vote have fed anxiety in East Africa’s wealthiest country, which has a recent history of violence following disputed elections.
Its announcement on Saturday of officially verified results with a little more than a quarter of votes counted, the commission put Odinga in the lead with 54% and Ruto on 45%.
Subsequent tallies by Kenyan media groups and Reuters, however, put Ruto at 51-52% and Odinga at 48%.
The tallying centre where the announcement will be made s packed full with party officials who are entertained by musicians calling for calm.
Purity Njeru, the electoral commission’s head of communications, said the declaration of the presidential winner would be made at 1200 GMT.
The winning candidate must get 50% of votes plus one.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has served his two-term limit, fell out with Ruto after the last election and this time endorsed Odinga for president.
Ruto heads the Kenya Kwanza (Kenya First) Alliance and served as a lawmaker and minister for agriculture before becoming deputy president.