Incumbent Kenya President and Jubilee Party leader, Uhuru Kenyatta has opened up a seemingly winning lead over his main opposition challenger, Raila Odinga. According to results monitored by ZBT, Kenyatta, son to Kenya’s founding president was by press time of 07:03 am Zambian time leading with 54.7% of the votes tallied by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya.
The IEBC is the official source of Elections results in Kenya and is giving updates as soon as results trickle in. It’s really a two horse race with Odinga by press time with 44.5% of the votes while other presidential candidates are far behind with under 1% each, perhaps an indication of African Political consolidation in most countries now having only two major political parties.
The results above is from 88% of the votes cast, putting Kenyatta as a clear favorite to win the Polls. Calls for peace post election are being sounded across Kenya. One interesting point in Kenya is that Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s fathers were also political rivals in the 1960s, an occurrence that has lead to deep seated beliefs of Political dynasty’s and history repeating itself in modern African politics.
More updates to follow from ZBT