William Ruto beats Raila Odinga in President Kenyatta’s polling station
Deputy President William Ruto garnered more than double the votes that were cast in favour of his closest rival Raila Odinga at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s polling station – Mutomo Primary School in Gatundu South.
A total of 983 ballots were cast in favour of Ruto while Odinga got 464 votes. The polling station has a total of 2,164 registered voters and only 1,460 turned up to vote. Three of the votes cast were rejected.
Agano presidential candidate Waihiga Mwaure garnered four votes at the polling station and his Roots party counterpart George Wajackoya garnered nine.
On Tuesday morning after casting his vote, President Kenyatta expressed confidence the voting exercise would run smoothly even as he urged voters to come out in numbers and elect the leaders that form the next government.
The president arrived at the polling station a few minutes past 9am accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
A few minutes before his arrival, his mother, former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta, had cast her vote at the same station after which she called on Kenyans to come out and vote.