Kenya holds presidential elections

By ZBC Reporter

KENYANS went to the polls this Tuesday to elect the new President, parliament and council representatives.

Kenya held presidential, legislative and local elections at a time when its citizens are affected by global food prices.

Four candidates were contesting in the presidential elections, with the main contenders being Vice President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyetta, who is not contesting, cast his vote at his home county of Kiambu, where he described the voting process as smooth.

Former prime minister, Raila Odinga cast his vote in the Kibra constituency in the capital, Nairobi.

To avoid a run-off, a presidential candidate needs more than 50 percent of votes and at least 25 percent of votes in more than half of Kenya’s 47 counties.

Provisional results will start streaming this Tuesday evening.