Hello and welcome to our live blog. We will be live blogging the election all day, latest news first (if you’re playing catch up, you can start at the bottom). Live updates: Kenya votes in the 2022 General Election – Nyongesa Sande’
Provisional Presidential Results as at 1130hrs:
Raila Odinga – 50.87% (167,993 votes)
William Ruto – 48.53% (160,276 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.41% (1,338 votes)
David Waihiga-0.20% (664 votes)
Provisional Presidential Results as at 1116hrs
Raila Odinga – 50.66% (160,069 votes)
William Ruto – 48.72% (153,944 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.41% (1,299 votes)
David Waihiga-0.20% (642 votes)
Provisional Presidential Results as at 1101hrs
Raila Odinga – 50.66% (156,382 votes)
William Ruto – 48.72% (150,371 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.41% (1,276 votes)
David Waihiga-0.21% (637 votes)
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2246hrs
William Ruto – 50.03% (137,175 votes)
Raila Odinga – 49.33% (135,266 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.42% (1,151 votes)
David Waihiga-0.22% (603 votes)
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2230hrs
William Ruto – 50.82% (120,973 votes)
Raila Odinga – 48.56% (115,589 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.43% (1,015 votes)
David Waihiga-0.19% (457 votes)
Wafula Chebukati: Areas in Kakamega, Makueni, Isiolo and Nairobi counties, where voting was delayed have, been given more time to compensate for the lost time before they transmit forms 34As to the National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya. So far, 26,881 of the 46,229 polling stations countrywide have completed counting and transmitted presidential results to Bomas. The commission will start announcing the results once they have been verified.
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2215hrs
William Ruto – 50.07% (101,011 votes)
Raila Odinga – 49.29% (99,447 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.44% (895 votes)
David Waihiga-0.19% (392 votes)
Wafula Chebukati: Results announced at the polling centres are final and cannot be changed.
Wafula Chabukati: At constituency tallying centres, results of Members of Parliament will be released while at the county tallying centres, results of gubernatorial, senate and woman rep results will be tallied and announced.
IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati now issuing press briefing from Bomas, says voting has closed in majority of voting stations in Kenya
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2153rs:
Raila Odinga – 50.69% (80, 590 votes)
William Ruto – 48.66% (77,358 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.46% (739 votes)
David Waihiga-0.18% (286 votes)
NCCK calls upon all candidates to accept the will of the people. Candidates who are not satisfied with the results are encouraged to seek legal redress, not violence.
NCCK: Despite logistical and technical hitches in some polling stations, voting progressed smoothly in many parts of the country.
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2132hrs:
Raila Odinga – 50.47% (64, 905 votes)
William Ruto – 49.00% (63,023 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.37% (470 votes)
David Waihiga-0.16% (210 votes)
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2116hrs:
William Ruto – 50.33% (54,214 votes)
Raila Odinga – 49.18% (52,969 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.33% (353 votes)
David Waihiga-0.16% (177 votes)
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2100hrs
William Ruto – 50.14% (45, 290 votes)
Raila Odinga – 49.39% (44,611 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.32% (285 votes)
David Waihiga-0.16% (147 votes)
Police launch manhunt for Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa following shooting incident that left an aide to his rival dead in Bungoma County
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2045hrs
Raila Odinga – 50.59%
William Ruto – 48.91%
George Wajackoyah- 0.33%
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2030hrs
Raila Odinga – 56.69%
William Ruto – 48.76%
George Wajackoyah- 0.35%
Provisional Presidential Results as at 2015hrs
Raila Odinga – 51.57%
William Ruto – 47.93%
George Wajackoyah- 0.32%
An Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission deputy presiding officer at Nyakinywa Primary School polling station in Trans Nzoia County has been arrested for allegedly directing voters to vote for a particular candidate.
Provisional Presidential Results as at 1954hrs
Raila Odinga – 52.72% (10,609 votes)
William Ruto – 46.85% (8,228 votes)
George Wajackoyah- 0.32% (60 votes)
David Waihiga-0.15% (28 votes)
2022 polls: IEBC has started vote counting in various polling stations across the country.
IEBC says 12.065 million Kenyans had voted by 4pm, with only one hour left to the official polling stations closing time of 5pm.
IEBC says Mombasa, Kakamega gubernatorial races will be held on August 23 due to unprecedented ballot papers mix-up.
Two people have been arrested in Mumias East constituency for allegedly bribing voters at Mukambi and Mutono polling stations.
Police shoot in the air to disperse crowds after supporters of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko engaged in physical fights.
IEBC says 12.065 million Kenyans have voted so far, representing 56.17pc voter turnout; this figure excludes manual register and those still on queues.
Polls close at 5pm in a majority of the polling stations in the Kenya 2022 General Election after 11 hours of voting; focus now shifts to vote counting and tallying.
Polling is set to close in most stations across the country; In earlier press briefing, IEBC indicated that voting hours had been extended in some areas that experienced delays.
IEBC warns Kenyans against sharing photos of marked ballot papers after voting
Kiems kit hitches haunt IEBC on election day
Mumias West parliamentary aspirant Rashid Echesa on Tuesday morning harassed a ‘Nation’ journalist who was taking photos at a polling station in Mumias. He forced her to delete the pictures.
Nakuru East MP David Gikaria arrested for fighting at a polling station.
Nakuru County Police Commander Peter Mwanzo confirmed the arrest, said the MP assaulted and injured a voter at a polling station in his constituency.
The name of outgoing Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu is appearing on the ballot paper for governor election, despite her withdrawing from the race early last month.
IEBC Update: The electoral commission has authorised use of manual voter register in Kibwezi West, Malaba, Matungu, Mumias West and Mumias East Constituencies.
Kiemss kit, we have received 200 failure reports. The failure is not widespread. Technology do break down and we have ways to address that which we have done. We expect that one or two may present a malfunction but that does not mean it is widespread.
IEBC commissioners Justus Nyang’aya
IEBC Update: The electoral commission allows use of manual voter register in Makueni County for 84 polling stations and Kakamega County for 154 polling stations following mass malfunction of Kiems kits.
IEBC Update: 6.5 million voters (30pc of registered voters) had turned out to vote by 12pm Tuesday.
IEBC Update: Voting in diaspora happening in 12 countries including Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Qatar, UAE and Germany. Voting in diaspora will take place from 6am to 5pm at their local time.
IEBC Update: Parliamentary elections in Kitui Central and Rongai constituencies suspended over discrepancy in the ballot papers.
Voters supporting different political camps hurled stones at each other before police intervened.
Mr Omar Shallo, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for the Mvita Parliamentary seat, and Tudor ward MCA candidate Samir Bhalo were arrested following the chaos and taken to the Makupa Police Station, where they were being held.
Voting delayed for more than five hours in multiple polling stations in Makueni County amid confusion on whether to resort to the use of the manual register after Kiems kits failed.
A spot check by the Nation showed that more than 100 Kiems kits, mainly in Kibwezi West Constituency, had failed.
Parliamentary elections in Kitui Rural fail to kick off as ballot papers for the seat yet to arrive; IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati to comment on the matter.
About 17 polling stations in Mumias West Constituency will use manual register after experiencing technical hitches with the Kiems Kit; constituency Returning Officer Daniel Amach says.
What to know about Kenya’s General Election
Ballot casting begins at 6am and closes at 5pm in all the polling stations.
One must be registered as a voter in that polling station in order to participate. One will be required to produce an identification document such as a national ID or a passport for verification.
After verification, the voter will be issued with six ballot papers. President (white in colour), MP (Green), MCA (Beige), Governor (Blue),Senator (Yellow), Woman Rep (Pink).
After they are stamped, the voter proceeds to the voting booth to mark his ballots.
They will then deposit the papers in ballot boxes with colours corresponding to the ballot papers.
Voters will have an indelible ink mark on the small finger of the left hand.
The presiding officer is required to count votes garnered by each candidate and enter the information in Form 34A (for the presidential election), Form 35A (for MP), Form 36A (MCA), Form 37A (Governor), Form 38A (Senators), Form 39A (Woman Rep).
For presidential election, presiding officers will take a scanned image of the form and transmit it to the presidential tallying centre as well as avail a copy to the agents and observers.
- Constituency Tallying Centre
Once the returning officer receives all Form 34A from all polling stations in the constituency, the officer will prepare Form 34B. This is a summary of the presidential election results at the constituency. The returning officer is then required to physically submit Form 34B to the national tallying centre.
At the national tallying centre in Bomas of Kenya, the presidential returning officer receives Forms 34B from the constituency returning officers.
Results from the constituencies are not displayed until the presidential returning officer confirms it is from valid polling stations and it has been sent using a registered Sim card.
IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati confirms all the results received, and announces, and declares the winner.
- When will the results become final?
Results are due to be announced no later than August 16.
Any second-round run-off, which would be a first in Kenya’s history, must then be held within 30 days.
If no candidate files a challenge to the results with the Supreme Court, the winner takes office two weeks after final results are announced.
But if the court orders an annulment, a new vote must be held within 60 days.
Kenyans in Australia voting?
Lots of posts emerge in social media that Kenyans in Australia have already finished voting and ballots counted.
The fact is IEBC did not include Australia in list of countries where Kenyans can vote from.
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga casts his vote at Old Kibra Primary School polling station in Nairobi.
Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s convoy leaves Karen for Kibra where he will cast his vote.
- The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will deploy more than 500,000 personnel to run the general election.
- There are 46,229 polling stations, up from 40,833 in 2017.
- Over Sh44 billion will be spent on the election.
- There are more than 16,000 candidates.
- There are also three unopposed candidates who have been declared as duly elected by the IEBC. Beatrice Kemei, Julius Kimutai and Issa Aden did not have any competition in the seats they were running for.
President Uhuru Kenyatta votes at Mutomo Primary school in Gatundu South, Kiambu County.
The electoral agency has suspended MP election in Rongai, Nakuru County Nakuru after a mix up of ballot papers.
Tension as Kiems kit fails to identify Rigathi Gachagua
There tension at Sagana Primary School polling station in Mathira constituency when Kiems kit failed to identify Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua. Mr Gachagua arrived at the polling station at around 7.30am but as the polling clerk tried to confirm his eligibility to vote the gadget could not show his details delaying the exercise for about 10 minutes. Gachagua had to rub his fingers with a handkerchief before he was finally identified and allowed to vote.
If you’re looking for your voting location, you can look it up on the IEBC website
. If you’re in line before 5pm this evening, you will be allowed to vote.
Agano presidential candidate Mwaure Waihiga votes at Upperhill Secondary School in Nairobi.
Some facts and figures about the vote
- Four presidential candidates
From an initial shortlist of 17, four candidates were cleared to run for president.
- Biometrics and indelible ink
At the polling station, the voter’s identity is checked biometrically using an electronic system that scans their fingerprint. Each voter receives six ballot papers, each a different colour, for each of the six different elections. Before they leave, indelible ink is applied to the voter’s finger to ensure they cannot vote again. Manual registers are to be used as back-up if the electronic system fails but it remains a source of dispute between the rival candidates.
About 150,000 officers will be deployed to ensure the safety of the polls, police chief Hilary Mutyambai said. Polling day has been declared a public holiday, schools have been ordered closed until Wednesday.
- When will we know the results?
Results are due to be announced no later than August 16. Any second-round run-off, which would be a first in Kenya’s history, must then be held within 30 days. If no candidate files a challenge to the results with the Supreme Court, the winner takes office two weeks after final results are announced. But if the court orders an annulment, a new vote must be held within 60 days.
Some 22,120,458 voters spread across the 290 constituencies and 46,229 polling centres are registered to vote in an election that has seen the highest number of candidates since independence.Four presidential candidates is the smallest number since the return of the multiparty system in 1992, but there are a record 2,132 aspirants eyeing the 290 National Assembly seats and another 12,994 seeking the 1,450 County Assembly (MCA) positions.
What a journey it has been. After many months of campaigning, Election Day has finally arrived. Voters are heading to the polls to decide the next president, as well as new parliament and county officials.
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