Uhuru got more votes in Kibra than Raila

October 28, 2017 9:00 AM

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Uhuru got more votes in Kibra than Raila

President Uhuru Kenyatta garnered more votes in Kibra constituency than NASA leader Raila Odinga is the fresh election held Thursday, October 26.

According to figures released by IEBC on Saturday, October 28, Uhuru collected 14,525 votes while Raila managed only 161 votes meaning voting took place in the area despite a call for boycott by the NASA leader.

Although Raila had withdrawn from the race,IEBC went ahead to print his name in the ballot paper.

The commission earlier argued that though the NASA leader had written a letter to opt out of the race,he did not sigh the requisite Form 24A.

The form is filled by any candidate willing to pull out of a presidential race and must be signed by the candidate and his running mate for the withdrawal to be deemed binding.

Raila declined to sign the form insisting it was not mandatory that he does so and reiterated he would not vie.

He also asked his supporters to boycott the election and it is intsresting that some still voted for him in Kibra.

The constituency is considered one of his bedrocks in Nairobi and he had been area MP for the area for two decades.

Raila was Langata MP for 20 yeats and Kibra was then part of it before it was hived off prior to the 2012 elections.

Voting was however disrupted in several polling stations in Kibera slums, one of the largest informal settlements in Kenya.

Police engaged in day long battles with youth at Olympic Primary school where they had vowed no voting would take place.

Source: tuko.co.ke

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