By Mirembe Martina
Business is slow in Nairobi, Kenya as vote counting continues for the Kenya elections 2013.
In Nairobi, the results have not yet been read. Most of the shops in the country’s capital are still closed and tensions seem to be on a high. Many believe that tensions will cease when the winner of the Kenya presidential elections 2013 is announced and when there is no post-election violence. People are still at home, waiting for the vote counting is finished.
So far, election results for 10,000 polling stations have been counted and more 21,000 more are expected to be counted. From the 10,000 polling stations, Uhuru Kenyatta is leading ahead of biggest rival, Raila Odinga who has so far won in Uganda.
At this moment, Kenyatta has 2,249,301 votes which amounts up to 55% of the votes as opposed to the 41% of Odinga, 1,683,271 votes.
The entire world is closely watching as polling agents count the votes after a busy day of the Kenya elections 2013 which saw a huge turn out of voters. Voters arrived at the stations as early as 3am and lined up until polling stations opened at 6am and voting kicked off.
President Mwai Kibaki has called onto the losers to accept defeat peacefully instead of repeating the 2007 post-election violence which killed over 1,000 people and displaced many more.