Kenyans are today electing their new president in a tight race of eight candidates.
By 8:00am people were already lining up to cast their votes at different polling stations amidst an aura calmness .
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Executive, James Oswago confirmed that election materials had arrived in all the 290 constituencies across the country ahead of today’s elections .
All polling stations will open at 6 am and close at 5pm but the closing time could be extended to ensure that all voters lining up cast their vote.
Kenyans will choose a president, members of parliament and senators, county governors and members of the newly-formed county assembly.
Eight candidates are standing for presidency but the major battle is between Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta.
IEBC has also assured Kenyans that it will ensure a credible poll to avoid the repeat of the 2007/08 post poll chaos that led to the death of many people.