Uhuru’s tally falls short by 3pc compared to August poll

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tally from the October 26 repeat presidential election fell short of what he garnered in the August 8 General Election by 3.67 per cent down from 41.83 per cent to 38.16 per cent in the just-concluded exercise.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) yesterday announced Uhuru as the winner of the repeat polls with 7, 483, 895 votes, about 719, 395 votes short of the 8, 203, 290 votes got in annulled August 8 poll.

According to the IEBC, there were 17, 748, 752 registered voters in the 43 counties that participated in the repeat presidential polls representing a 43.1 per cent turnout. Voting in four counties was postponed.

His closest challenger, Raila Odinga, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) flag bearer’s results dropped from 6, 762, 224 in August 8 down to 73, 228 in October representing 34.48 per cent of the registered voters compared to the current 0.37 per cent respectively.

Raila, who had dropped out of the race but his name remained on the ballot after failing to procedurally quit, mobilised his supporters to boycott the fresh election, a move that paralysed voting in four out of the 47 counties.

Data obtained According to data obtained at IEBC, 1, 862, 671 voters representing 9.50 per cent of the total registered voters in the four counties did not participate in the repeat election. Further, IEBC indicates that there was a 39 per cent total voter turnout in all the 47 counties.

All the other six candidates shared 59, 094 votes with Ekuru Aukot coming third with 21, 333 votes and Abduba Dida fourth with 14, 107 votes. Japheth Kaluyu followed with 8, 261 votes beating Michael Mwaura with 2, 254 votes at 6, 007. In the IEBC’s latest data, 5, 555 voters turned for Joseph Nyagah and 3, 832 for Cyrus Jirongo in the 43 counties that participated in the repeat election.

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