Kenyans choose their next president
- Kenyans today went to the polls to elect various leaders, including the president, governors, senators, members of parliament, women representatives and members of county assemblies. The main contest for presidency is between incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader, Raila Odinga. Kenyatta who is also the Jubilee party candidate said Kenyans have a responsibility of passing to their children a country that is in a better state than what was left to them by the founders.
- President Uhuru Kenyatta cast his vote at Mutomo primary school in Gatundu county, Central Kenya, while his closest rival, Raila Odinga cast his at Old Kibra primary school in Kibera, Nairobi. In Uganda, out of 15, 000 Kenyans who live here , about 1200 registered voters cast their vote at the Kenya High Commission in Kololo, Kampala.
- The Independent Electoral boundaries commission extended voting for eleven hours in areas that registered disruptions including delayed arrival of voting materials. Meanwhile, The Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati noted while addressing a press conference at the IEBC headquarters.