Every five years Kenya’s goes to the poll to elect a new president as Kwamza’s William Ruto ex-Prime Minister and Azimio’s Raila Odinga the current Deputy President are the two major contenders in a tight race to become fifth President.
Mr Odinga a staunch opposition leader will be giving a shot for the coveted position for the fifth time, while Mr Ruto will be taking his first shot. Other Presidential candidates includes George Wajackoya and David Mwaure.
A winner will require 25% of votes cast in atleast 24 counties, that means it most exceed half of all votes cast across the nation to be declared a President.
The Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) adopted the Kenya Integrated Election Management System in their electoral process for illegible voters to exercise their franchise.
21,102,532 Kenyans registered voters in the country will also be electing Members of the National Assembly and Senate, county Governors and Members of the 47 local Assemblies in their 46,233 polling units.
As Kenya build to consolidate on the gains made in their devolved system of government pioneered by President Kenyatta, the media, political parties and civil society groups are involved to ensure transparency in the electoral process.
It will be recalled that an estimated 1,200 people lost their lifes , and many flee from their homes due to violence that erupted after their 2007 General election.
The country is expected to resolve any conflicts that may arise due to election irregularities amicable, without bloodbath, as this is the first time in it multi-party history were candidates have undertaken to accept the outcome of the election result.Follow us on social media