Kenya elections 2022: Raila Odinga and William Ruto in tight presidential race

Kenya’s electoral body has limited access to the national tallying centre in order to speed up the process of verifying presidential results.

Anyone who is not a party agent, election observer or part of the media should leave the centre.

The verification of results has been stopped several times after complaints by supporters of the main candidates.

Confirmed results show former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has a slight edge over Deputy President William Ruto.

With 113 of the 292 constituencies now declared, he has 50% of the vote against 49% for Mr Ruto.

Provisional results tallied by media organisations using official data from the 46,000 polling stations also show a tight race between the two candidates. About 14 million votes were cast – a turnout of 65%.

The electoral commission has up to Tuesday next week to declare the winner.

“We have to make adjustments” to quicken the process of verifying results, the head of the electoral body Wafula Chebukati said in his latest…

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