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No presidential results today, says IEBC chief

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By NATION AFRICA


Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will not name the winner of the presidential election on Wednesday. This is according to the agency’s chair, Mr Wafula Chebukati, who also acknowledged that third parties such as the media had already begun tallying using the available Form 34As. 

Read: What are Forms 34A and 34B?

“Results in the public portal are the same that the commission will use to declare the results. We have given agents, media and certain stakeholders access to the same…Declaration of Presidential results will not happen today,” he said. 

In the Wednesday afternoon press briefing, the IEBC boss also reiterated that results announced at polling stations would be final. Mr Chebukati noted that IEBC was yet to receive any physical copies of Form 34A or 34B. 

“Collating of results from 290 constituencies is underway and returning officers will deliver Form 34B afterwards,” he said.

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“We encourage candidates who have lost the elections to concede.” 

While the commission is yet to tally the presidential figures, the Nation‘s provisional results based on Forms 34A uploaded to the IEBC portal show that Deputy President William Ruto stood at 51.45 percent and Raila Odinga at 47.9 percent by press time (3.16 pm).

To follow the Nation‘s live updates on the election results, follow the live blog here.

To view the Nation‘s provisional results, check out the portal here.

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