Kenyatta wins Kenya’s presidential race – figures

Uhuru Kenyatta Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have won the presidential election by the tightest of margins, provisional results indicate.

After all the votes were counted, he had polled 50.03% of the vote, 4,109 votes over the threshold required for outright victory.

But the official result will not come until 11:00 on Saturday (08:00 GMT).

Rival candidate Raila Odinga is likely to file a legal challenge if he loses.

As at 02:41am (Kenyan time) Official Presidential Results reveal: Uhuru 6,173,433; Raila 5,340,546 291 constituencies.

Kenyatta won the Kenyan general election, 2013 with 50.03% of the vote avoiding a run-off against Raila Odinga.

He is the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Constituency and former Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU), which was a part of the Party of National Unity (PNU).

Kenyatta is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president (1964–1978). His name, Uhuru, is Swahili for “freedom”.

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