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Uhuru Kenyatta Re-elected With 98 Percent Of The Vote

Kenya’s Independent Election Boundaries Commission on Monday declared Uhuru Kenyatta president-elect, amid protest of NASA leaders who dismissed the repeat poll as a sham.

IEBC announced that Uhuru got 7,483,895 million votes and Raila, who withdrew over lack of reforms, 73,228.

“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,” IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said.

He clarified that Uhuru won with slightly more than 98 per cent of the vote and that the turnout was just under 39 per cent of the 19.6 million registered voters.

In his largely televised speech, Chebukati said he was satisfied that IEBC was able to meet conditions that enabled the commission to deliver a free, fair and credible election.

“I am confident we did everything to ensure every Kenyan exercised their right to vote,” he added.

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