The presidential race between Raila Odinga and William Ruto is very tight thus raising questions whether the winner will be found just within the first round of voting.
For one to be announced winner of presidential elections, he/she must garner 50+1% of the total votes cast and “at least twenty-five per cent of the votes cast in each of more than half of the counties.”
Latest results as per the National tallying center have placed Raila at 50.99%. Ruto is following him closely with 48.33%. Results from less than 10,000 polling stations yet to be combined.
We however have a look at how Ruto and Raila have so far performed in Western Kenya as of Thursday morning.
In Vihiga which is Mudavadi’s home county, Ruto had gotten 56,283 votes which represents 39.15% of votes, while Raila managed to get 85,995 votes (59.81%).
In Wetang’ula’s Bungoma backyard, Ruto walked away with 229,409 votes(63.15%) of votes. Raila secured 13,478 votes which equals 35.92% of the total votes counted.
In Kakamega, Raila had garnered 288,582(72.%) as Ruto settled for 113,132 votes(27.91%).
In Trans Nzoia, the candidates were following each other closely. Provisional results indicated that Ruto won 55,806 votes (51.59%) while the former Prime Minister secured 51,900 votes (47.92 %).
Finally in Busia, the ODM leader garnered 172,519 votes (81%) as his opponent settled for 38,970 votes (18.3%).
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart were tasked with delivering 70% of the Western Kenya vote before them to be handed 30% of governance incase William Ruto scooped the Presidency.