The world will on Monday at 3PM (EAT) know the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya bringing an end to the long wait of results from the highly competitive presidential elections.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said it will announce final results of the presidential election at 3pm Monday.
According to preliminary details from IEBC, Deputy President William who vied for the top job on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket was leading on Monday morning.
Ruto was ahead of his main competitor Raila Odinga of the Azimio La Umoja, with 29 constituencies to go.
By Monday 7am, the Commission had verified and relayed results from 263 constituencies out of 291.
“I will only declare the results in broad daylight and not at night,” said IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
In 2017, the Supreme Court while handling a presidential petition affirmed that the validation exercise is mandatory before making the final declaration.
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2nd President of the Republic of Kenya (1978 – 2002)
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