Uhuru Kenyatta is still leading the Kenya Presidential race ,with final results from 153 constituencies and the Diaspora showing that he has 3,152, 486 votes compared to Raila Odinga’s 2,580, 302,Standard Digital news reports.
By 8.30pm, results from 132 constituencies showed that out of the 6,031,500 votes cast , 58,409 were spoilt votes .The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced provisional results at Bomas of Kenya National Tallying Centre.
IEBC Chairman Issack Hassan explained the drastic drop in the number of spoilt ballots from the over 300,000 initially reported in provisional results transmitted through the collapsed electronic mode, saying they were exaggerated by a system error.
“There was an error with the database server query. The problem was that all rejected votes were being multiplied eight times,” Hassan said.
The final presidential results are expected to be out today as promised by the IEBC even as CORD disowned the results already announced and called for stoppage of the manual tallying process.
Raila’s running mate, Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, who communicated the CORD position alleged the vote tallying had been compromised and demanded the exercise be stopped. In the invitation to the news conference at Serena Hotel the CORD campaign team had indicated Raila would attend. “Because of concerns raised, we as a coalition take the position that the national vote tallying process lacks integrity and has to be stopped and restarted using primary documents from the polling stations,” Kalonzo said.