Kenya elections: When will we know?

CAFOD blog

About the Author: Joseph Kabiru is CAFOD’s Media and Communications Officer for the East and Horn of Africa.

It is a rainy morning in Nairobi and just like other Kenyans, I am worried, waiting to see whether Kenya’s general election will conclude peacefully.

Technical hitches mean a delay until we know whether there was a first round win for any of the eight Presidential candidates. Uncertainty leads to anxiety.

I was among the hundreds of journalists and election observers who yesterday heard the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Isaack Hassan, promise the wait will soon be over:

“The 290 constituencies around the country have now completed tabulating their results and they are making their way to Nairobi, where they will present the final results.

“I must say we had anticipated our electronic tallying system to be 100%, but we have had challenges and have not able to…

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