Saturday, March 9, 2013

Uhuru Kenyatta is the President Elect in Kenya

Uhuru Kenyatta the son of Kenya's founding president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, won a presidential election with a slim margin of 50.03 percent of votes cast while his main rival the current prime minister Raila Amolo Ondinga got 43.28 percent.

Kenyatta secured 6,173,433 votes out of a total of 12,338,667 ballots cast, indicating that he had secured the more than 50 percent of votes needed for a first round win. He managed to pass the 50 percent mark by a margin of 4,100 votes.

Raila got 5,340,546 trailing Uhuru by 832,897 votes.

Total voter turn out was 12,338,667 out of the total 14,337,399 registered voters making it a 86 percent voter turn out.