Raila Amollo Odinga Loses the Presidential Seat.

Raila Amollo Odinga who was vieing for the presidential seat has lost it to William Ruto.

Raila Amollo Odinga was contesting on Azimio La Umoja ticket where he was the flagbearer of the party.

He garnered a total votes of 6,942,930 votes.

In 2008 Raila became Kenya’s second Prime Minister during Kibaki’s government.

He later contested for the presidency for the third time in 2013 on a CORD ticket, lost to Uhuru Kenyatta

In 2017 he vied for the presidency for the fourth time on a NASA ticket and lost to Uhuru Kenyatta again.

Odinga successfully filed a petition challenging Uhuru’s victory in court, the win was declared null and void forcing a repeat election, Odinga withdrew from the election re-run

Raila-Uhuru decided to reconcile and shook hands before millions of Kenyans

In 2022 he now  vied for the presidency for the fifth time on Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Alliance ticket.

William Samoei Ruto Declared New President of Kenya.

IEBC chairman Wafula has declared William Samoei Ruto as the winner of the presidential seat and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua as the new deputy president

William Samoei Ruto was contesting on a UDA party ticket where he garnered 7,176,141 votes representing 50.49% of the total votes cast and he achieved the minimum number of 39 counties at 25%.

IEBC chairman has issued the presidential certificate to William Ruto as the fifth president of Kenya.

His main rival Raila Odinga garnered 6,942930 votes

Hon William Ruto has thanked Kenyans and his supporters for voting for him and assured he will work together with them in unity to better the lives of Kenyans.

William Ruto has served as Kenya’s deputy president since 2013 ,when he was elected as president Uhuru Kenyatta’s running mate.

In October 2014, he served as acting President when Mr Kenyatta briefly relinquished power to attend to his criminal case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. .

In 2022 he decided to vie for a presidential seat and he emerged as the winner with 7,176,141 votes

Four Killed in A Road Accident Along Namanga-Nairobi Highway.

Four people killed in road accident on Sunday night at the Paranai area of Kajiado County on the Namanga-Nairobi highway.

Among the four killed an eight-months-old baby was one of them.

The accident occurred when a matatu belonging to NEKANA sacco was overtaking another car. 

Eyewitnesses say that the matatu driver, who is among those confirmed dead, hit the donkey as it was crossing the road.

Kajiado Central sub-county police commander Daudi Loronyokwe said that all the deceased died on the spot while several others are nursing serious injuries. 

They were taken Kajiado referral hospital where they continue to receive treatment.

Bodies of the deceased were taken to the City mortuary in Nairobi

IEBC Completes Verifying Form 34A and Form 34 B

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has completed verifying all Forms 34A and Forms 34B, six days after Kenyans went to the ballot.

On Monday at 9:30a.m. the electoral body had verified, validated, and declared the results of 259 constituencies.

The IEBC national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi said at the time that all the votes of all the 290 constituencies, as well as the diaspora constituency, had been verified and validated.

The other 32 constituencies were meanwhile only awaiting declaration.

After Forms 34A and 34B have been validated and declared, what follows is the processing of Form 34C.

Form 34C will give a tabulation of all the presidential election results from 290 constituencies, the diaspora constituency, as well as a breakdown of all the votes in every polling station across the country.​​

The Form 34C is a compilation of all Forms 34B into one document and is what IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati is expected to announce the final figures for the presidential race.

Presidential Results are therefore expected to be announced today at Bomas of Kenya at 3:00 pm by the IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati.