With election result still showing that President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading by over one million votes so far, ODM’s Raila Odinga will on Thursday address the country drawing lines on the events so far.
Raila has so far lost a massive support from about 13 counties out of the country’s 47 counties as compared to the 2013 elections.
Nairobi, Bungoma, Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kisii, Marsabit, Narok, Nyamira, Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Turkana and Wajir some of the major counties marked to play an important role in determining the success of the two candidates battling for the presidential seats.
But President Uhuru Kenyatta has so far, won seven of the counties while his opponent Raila Odinga wins in six and comparing his result with that of 2013, Odinga seems to have lost people’s support in all the 13 countries.
In Bungoma County, for instance, Raila lost 60, 000votes to President Kenyatta unlike in 2013 where he led
Odinga’s lead by almost half.
Raila won 185, 419 in 2013 against Uhuru’s 42,998 votes but in 2017, Uhuru has 122, 100 while Raila has Raila 278, 901.
Similarly, Uhuru gained 30,000 new votes against Raila, unlike in the 2013 election result where Raila had 92,035 while Uhuru had 74, 466.
In Nyamira County, Mr Odinga was beaten by Uhuru with over 10,000 votes. He gained Raila 89, 638 while the President gained 100,658. But in 2013, Uhuru had 54,071 while Raila gained Raila 121,59.
The same is the case with Kissii and Garissa where the ODM presidential candidate lost over 20,000 and 1000 votes respectively to the incumbent President.
In Samburu, Raila lost massive support garnering 30,411 votes against Uhuru’s 30,406. In the 2013 election, Raila managed 31,086 votes in the county while Uhuru had 22,085.
The tally from Nairobi had Raila emerging the winner with 809,298, while Uhuru managed 766,449 votes. But during the 2013 elections, Raila won 691,156 votes against Uhuru’s got 659,490 votes.Although Raila won the city battle, Uhuru’s votes increased by over 100,000 compared to 2013
Looking at these comparisons, Raila won the city battle, Uhuru’s votes increased by over 100,000 compared to 2013.
Meanwhile, former US Secretary of State John Kerry has advised the National Super Alliance (NASA) to challenge the election result in a proper and legitimate way.
Kerry who was addressing the media on Thursday, along side other observers, said he has already met with NASA leader Raila Odinga where he listened to his concerns and urged him to follow due process in lodging his complaints.
“We call on all candidates to work within the rule of law to challenge these elections where they have evidence,” he said, adding that the observers do not support any candidate or party but that their role in the country was to ensure that elections are free and fair.
He also lauded the IEBC for including the party agents in the election process both during the voting and counting of votes. But condemned comments by Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s who asked Kenyans to remain calm but to be ready for mass action.
Though the ODM’s presidential candidate Odinga won 6 out of the 13 major counties, he recorded a huge loss compared to the 2013 result. US Kerry says …