Opposition chief Raila Odinga has crushed his fiercest rival Deputy President William Ruto in eleven of the 12 diaspora polling centres, provisional outcomes from the Impartial Electoral and Boundaries Fee (IEBC) reveal.
By 5pm on Wednesday, almost 24 hours after Kenya closed its polls, election officers within the diaspora had uploaded 85.19 p.c of kinds 34As on the IEBC portal.
Type 34A is the primary type utilized by the fee to tabulate presidential election outcomes. The shape is stuffed out by Presiding Officers after counting votes on the polling station and the consequence as declared is last.
Raila was forward of Ruto in america of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, South Sudan and South Africa, which had all reported 100% of all type 34As.
The previous Prime Minister additionally beat Ruto in Rwanda, Germany, Canada and Burundi. On his half, the Kenya Kwanza flag bearer, was forward of Raila in Qatar, although solely a 3rd of the polling stations had reported.
Raila can also be main Ruto in Uganda, the place solely one of many three polling stations have thus far reported.
In response to the provisional outcomes, Raila received 393 votes within the US, in comparison with Ruto’s (132), and received 373 votes within the UK towards Ruto’s 198.
In UAE, Raila acquired 273 votes in comparison with Ruto’s 223, whereas in Tanzania he was main with 274 votes towards Ruto’s 127.
In South Sudan, the Azimio la Umoja candidate garnered 514 votes whereas Ruto acquired 269 votes, whereas in South Africa, Raila received 320 votes in comparison with Ruto’s 121.
In complete, Raila had 3130 votes from the diaspora based on the tally compiled by the Enterprise Every day, in comparison with Ruto who garnered 1678 votes by 5 pm on Wednesday.
Although the diaspora vote just isn’t more likely to have any consequential affect on the precise vote, it provides an perception into the form of voters that had been drawn to the 2 main formations.
The IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati says the voter turnout within the 2022 Basic Election stands at 65.4 p.c.