Heavy investment in electronic results transmission system has shown the first signs of bearing fruit after the presidential results started trickling in 30 minutes after voting ended.
The live figures running on the electoral commission’s results portal is giving Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee a slight edge over his fierce challenger Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa).
With 293 polling stations reporting, Mr Kenyatta has 21, 925 votes against Mr Odinga’s 12,238.
This tallies are bound to change as more stations report to the national tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya in the capital Nairobi.
Meanwhile IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has announced that voting has been extended beyond the 5pm official closing time in at least 300 polling centres following delays occasioned by logistical challenges.
The polling centres include the entire Ndia and Nakuru East constituencies, which did not receive ballot papers on time following a mix-up in the distribution of the electoral materials.
REPORT: DAILY NATION