His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H, was today (30th October 2017) declared by the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Mr. Wafula Chebukati the winner of the October 26 Fresh Presidential Election having garnered 7,483,895 votes accounting for 98.26% of the total votes cast (7,616,217) representing 38.8% of registered voters.
Hon. Raila Odinga, the NASA Coalition presidential candidate, who had indicated his withdrawal from the race and called for the election boycott, received 73,228 votes representing 0.96% of the total votes cast. Other candidates included: Dr. Ekuru Aukot who got 21,333 (0.28%); Mr. Mohamed Dida 14107 (0.19%); Dr. Japheth Kaluyu 8,261 (0.11%); Prof. Michael Wainaina 6,007 (0.08%); Mr. Joseph Nyagah 5,554 (0.07%); and Mr. Cyrus Jirongo 3,832 (0.05%).
In his acceptance speech, the President said that the outcome was a revalidation of his August 8th victory. He thanked Kenyans who turned up to exercise their democratic right despite violent intimidation.
The President celebrated the resilience of Kenya’s democracy, the People of Kenya, and that of the Nations institutions noting that “Any other Country experiencing the turns and twists of our recent electoral process, would have burst asunder. But our democratic resilience will not tire. It will not give in to obvious provocations and a base invitation to politics of darkness.”
The Head of State noted that if Kenyans remain committed to constitutionalism, the rule of law, respect for independent institutions and respect for human life, Kenya’s democratic resilience will be assured. He, therefore, reiterated his commitment to the constitutional paths and the rule of law.
While declaring the winner the IEBC Chairman Mr. Wafula Chebukati, congratulated the President and His Excellency Deputy Hon. William Ruto, EGH, and informed that he was satisfied that IEBC had delivered a free, fair and credible election. The Chairman further noted that the country had faced a difficult task of holding two presidential elections in within three months. He reiterated that in order to conduct a credible election as directed by the Supreme Court, the commission had increased the capacity of KIEMS kits and fitted them with sim cards for mobile telephony providers, allowed media access to results, involved ICT agents from all political parties, among other things.
The 26th October presidential election attracted regional and international observers including the Law Society of Kenya, the Africa Union, the Commonwealth and the Carter Center among others.
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