Final IEBC gazettes President Uhuru’s victory

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Uhuru was declared the winner last night

play Uhuru Kenyatta being awarded the certificate by IEBC (Courtesy)

IEBC’s Wafula Chebukati has officially gazetted President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto re-election.

The announcement now paves way for the swearing in of the duo in the next fourteen days.

“In exercise of the powers conferred to the commission, the Chairperson declares that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto have been duly elected during election period on 8.8.2017,” reads part of the notice.

Uhuru got 8,203,290 votes (54.27 percent) against Raila Odinga’s 6,762,224 votes (44.74 percent). Uhuru met the 50+1 threshold of the total votes cast and at least 25 percent of votes in 24 counties. The 2017 general election had a voter turnout of 79.17 percent.

The other six presidential candidates got a combined percentage vote of 0.97 percent. Uhuru got over 25 percent of votes in 35 counties while Raila got 25 percent in 29 counties.

Meanwhile, IEBC has denied earlier claims that Mombasa governor elect Hassan Joho the certificate. The commission has said that only paper work took long.

“Our Mombasa County RO did not refuse to give the Governor elect certificate. Paperwork took long, both parties agreed on 2pm today,” IEBC tweeted.

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