Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto is leading the presidential race in elections held on Tuesday, 9 August 2022.
There are four candidates in the race to State House namely Ruto, Raila Odinga, George Wajackoyah and David Mwaure Waihiga.
Earlier on Thursday, Odinga was leading the race with 51.60%, followed by Ruto who had 47.74% of the vote. George Wajackoyah and David Waihiga had garnered 0.44% and 0.23% respectively.
According to provisional presidential results published by the Nation, as at 8.22 PM on 11 August 2022, Ruto had taken the lead. Below are the provisional results:
William Ruto (UDA): 50.19% (6,677,823 Votes)
Raila Odinga (AZIMIO): 49.14% (6,537,963 Votes)
George Wajackoyah (RPK): 0.44% (58,920 Votes)
David Waihiga (AGANO): 0.23% (30,991 Votes)
- 13,305,697 Total votes cast
- 41,266 of 46,229 Polling stations reporting
The winner of presidential elections needs 50% + 1 of the valid votes cast and at least 25% votes in more than 24 counties.
Ruto’s running mate in the election was Rigathi Gachagua, Odinga chose Martha Karua of the Azimio la Umoja coalition, Roots party candidate George Wajackoyah picked Justina Wambui as his running mate while David Mwaure Waihiga was deputised by Ruth Mucheru on the Agano Party ticket.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is concluding his second and final term, is backing Odinga, who is contesting for the highest office for the fifth time after unsuccessful attempts in 1997, 2007, 2013 and 2017.