Uhuru Kenyatta ‘Wins Vote Count’, Odinga Cries Foul

Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have won the presidential election by the tightest of margins, provisional results indicate.

After all the votes were counted he had polled 50.03% of the vote, 4,109 votes over the threshold required for outright victory.

But the official result will not come until 11:00 on Saturday (08:00 GMT).

Rival candidate Raila Odinga is likely to file a legal challenge if he loses.

Mr Kenyatta won 6,173,433 votes out of a total of 12,338,667, well ahead of the prime minister, who polled 5,340,546 – or 43.28% of the vote.

However, both candidates have complained of irregularities during the course of the count, since Monday’s election.

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3 Responses to Uhuru Kenyatta ‘Wins Vote Count’, Odinga Cries Foul

  1. osmore Reply

    March 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Who have voted 4 Uhru?ls it the Hague or his people? Mumba,HH,Sikota and RB grow.

  2. lamfras Reply

    March 10, 2013 at 6:50 am

    What can you expect from an election monitered by RB?

  3. kakolwe Reply

    March 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

    & this Odinga, does he accept results only IF he wins?
    The people have spoken. Next election please.

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