Commonwealth and AU make statements on Kenyan 2017 poll

Raw polling data published on IEBC website shows that with almost all of results in, Mr Kenyatta – who is seeking a second term – is leading with about 54.3%, to Mr Odinga’s 44.8% share of the vote.

Foreign observers have expressed confidence in Kenya’s electoral process, despite opposition leader Raila Odinga’s claim of massive fraud.

Mr John Kerry, who is heading the Carter Center’s observer team, urged all sides to wait for the final results, and for the loser to accept defeat.

Speaking to press he said “minor variances were here and there”, but none ┬áhad so far made him doubt the poll’s integrity.

“The bottom-line was that the IEBC had in place a transparent process of voting, counting, reporting and securing the vote”, Mr Kerry added at a press conference in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi

Ghana’s ex-president John Mahama who is also Commonwealth observer mission said there was no reason to doubt the IEBC’s ability to deliver a credible election.

EU observer mission head Marietje Schaake said.

“Any irregularities or challenges to the process and outcomes should be addressed through petitions and the courts,”.

In a statement EU observer mission head Marietje Schaake said candidates and their supporters must accept that not winning is part of election.

She also added that any irregularities or challenges to the process and outcomes should be addressed through petitions and the courts.