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Political ‘Heavyweights’ sends Kenya to a stand still

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[ODM Leader Raila Odinga (L ) with Deputy President Will Ruto (R ). Photo/Courtesy]

On Tuesday, August, 9 2022, Kenya conducted its general polls with over 14 million Kenyans getting the chance to vote in their leaders and as well throw out the irresponsible ones.

However, since then, the country’s air has remained expectant with Kenyans anxiously waiting for the official announcement from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The electoral body has until Tuesday August, 16 2022 to announce Kenya’s 5th president according to the constitution.

However, for the four presidential contenders Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance Raila Odinga, Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate William Ruto who served as Kenya’s Deputy President for  a decade, Professor George Wajackoya of the Roots Party and Agano Party Leader David Waihiga Mwaure, the race has been extremely tough.

While addressing journalists in Kenya’s Capital city, Nairobi on Sunday Mwaure conceded defeat but spilled the beans in a very technical way.

Mwaure says Kenyans have made their choice of who should lead them and he fully respects their decision.

Mwaure, a clergyman endorsed UDA Presidential candidate William Ruto saying he has maintained a stead lead since the vote tallying process began five days ago.

Meanwhile, Ruto who attended Sunday service at Karen Church in Nairobi thanked and appreciated Kenyans who participated in the August, 9 general election last Tuesday.

Ruto said the elections were peaceful with Kenyans conducting themselves with high spirit, dignity, peaceful and patience.

“I want to thank all Kenyans, I think over 14 million went to vote early to get our new leaders for the next five years. The word of God reminds us in Proverbs 16:33 that voting is done to know what will come but the final decision is from God,” said the UDA Presidential candidate.

On Sunday, Ruto was ahead of all the three presidential candidates according to the independent tallies done by the various organisations.

The Kenya’s electoral body IEBC is scheduled to release the official presidential results on Monday, August, 15, 2022.