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Vol 63 No 17

Published 25th August 2022


Election chief proclaims Ruto victory but most of his commissioners dispute it

Crisis looms after electoral body splits over claims of opaque vote tallying in the country's closest ever poll – Odinga's coalition is set to challenge results

It took two delayed attempts and the intervention of riot police before election chief Wafula Chebukati could announce that Deputy President William Ruto had won the presidential elections with 50.5% of the vote against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga with 48.9% at a fraught ceremony at the Bomas cultural centre in Nairobi on 15 August from which diplomats and dignitaries were evacuated.

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