AFRICA

Uhuru Kenyatta is the winner of Kenya’s presidential elections

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KENYA- The nation just collectively breathed a sigh of relief at the declaration of the presidential elections. Chairman of the IEBC Wafula Chebukati declared Jubilee Party’s Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the 2017 general elections from the Bomas of Kenya, following what could be termed the most controversial electoral process in the East African nation’s history.

Uhuru Kenyatta is President-elect. Or just Mr President. Status never changed. He won the elections with 8,203,290 representing 54% of votes cast, Raila Odinga trailed behind with 6,762,224 representing 44.74% of votes cast.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) repeatedly accused the IEBC of displaying “fictitious and fake” results at the national tallying centre. They alleged a source from the IEBC revealed the figures displayed were different from what was in the commission’s servers. The commission held multiple press conferences during the course of the tallying process to debunk these claims.

NASA withdrew their agents from the tallying centre and refused to sign form 34C, which contained the final collation of results. They made a decision not to validate the results and will be seeking recourse in the courts.

Despite this, the IEBC declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the presidential elections following three days of bated breath and angst, which swept the nation.

Congratulations to the IEBC for a phenomenal job and to the citizens of Kenya!

 

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