Kenya Decides 2022: Ruto, Karua first to vote as MP elections in Rongai is postponed

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William Ruto who IEBC declared as President Elect

President Uhuru Kenyatta voted at 9.10am at Mutomo primary school in Gatundu South constituency.

By Dennis Avokoyo, Nairobi

Kenyans braved the chilly morning to go and cast their votes to decide on who will be the fifth President of Kenya. The top contenders for the presidential race is Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his closest challenger, William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza.

As early as 4.30am, voters had started trickling into various polling stations across the country.

“Let’s respect the choices the Kenyans will make in this elections. I am looking forward for resounding victory. I am also asking Kenyans to vote peacefully and wisely,” said DP Ruto after casting his vote.

Ruto together with his wife Rachel, were among the first Kenyans to vote at 6am at Kosachei Primary School in Sugoi, Turbo Constituency, Uasin Gishu County.

RAILA ODINGA AND MARTHA KARUA

“Let’s respect the choices the Kenyans will make in this elections. I am looking forward for resounding victory. I am also asking Kenyans to vote peacefully and wisely,” said DP Ruto after casting his vote.

Also, Azimio la Umoja presidential running mate, Martha Karua, voted at  Mugumo Primary School polling station in Gichugu constituency in  Kirinyaga County at 6am. She arrived at the polling station at 5.50am.

“ I have already voted, Let’s all get out and give our country the leadership it deserves,” said Karua after casting her vote.

“Let’s vote to decide who will lead this country for the next five years,” said Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta after casting her vote in Gatundu South constituency.

Rigathi Gachagua, DP Ruto’s running mate voted at Sagana Primary School.  “I am so impressed by the high voter turnout and the process is seamless. I am happy that Kenyans know they have a mandate to elect their leaders. The process is peaceful and that is what we want, we want a peaceful election.”

“Let’s vote to decide who will lead this country for the next five years,” said Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta after casting her vote in Gatundu South constituency.

President Uhuru Kenyatta voted at 9.10am at Mutomo primary school in Gatundu South constituency.

Meanwhile, there will be no elections in Rongai constituency after the IEBC postponed elections in the area following a mix up in the ballot papers with those from Kuresoi South. However, they will be allowed to vote for the gubernatorial, senatorial, women rep and wardrep seats.

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