Uhuru Kenyatta Wins Presidency, Final Results Show

President Uhuru Kenyatta voting at Mutumo Primary School

President Uhuru Kenyatta has won his second term in office.

Jubilee Coalition’s presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta has won Kenya’s presidential elections with 50.03% of total votes cast, according to official results from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

President Elect Hon Uhuru Kenyatta

The election commission did not announced the winner at Bomas of kenya where the national tallying center was located.

President Elect Hon Uhuru Kenyatta

With all 291 constituencies are counted, Uhuru garnered 54.27% of total votes cast. Raila is at  44.74%  of the total votes cast.

According to election rules, a candidate must not only get more than 50% of the total votes cast but also must get at least 25% of the votes in 24 out of the country’s 47 counties.

On August 8th, Kenyans headed to the polls in large numbers to elect the country’s fifth president in a tightly-contested general election. The vote counting began in late afternoon on the same day after a largely peaceful election in which millions of voters came out as early as 3 a.m. to vote. The large turnout,  kept some polling stations open beyond the 5 p.m. deadline as many people were still in line to cast their votes.