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Jubilee supporters celebrate Uhuru’s win

Supporters of Jubilee on Friday evening flooded streets in various towns to celebrate after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner of the August 8 poll.

Singing and dancing, the celebrations kicked off shortly before Mr Kenyatta headed to Bomas, after it became evident to the supporters that IEBC was preparing to announce the final presidential results.

Provisional results on IEBC website were also placing the president in the lead.

In Gatundu South Constituency, Mr Kenyatta’s rural home, residents gathered at social places, homes and inside electronic shops to follow events happening at Bomas of Kenya where the winner was announced.

At the pubs and hotels, business was brisk as customers flocked in to follow the events.

In Lamu, where Mr Fahim Twaha of Jubilee was elected governor, supporters hit the streets from as early as 5pm.

In Hola town, Tana River County, Jubilee supporters defied the curfew orders to pour into the streets to celebrate.

A carnival mood engulfed Nakuru town and its environs, a stronghold of Mr Kenyatta, immediately after he was declared the winner.

Thousands of locals, led by their leaders, poured into the streets singing and dancing in jubilation.

The town’s major streets, including Kenyatta Avenue, Gusii Road, Baringo Road and the entire Central Business District were turned into celebration venues.

Transport along the Nairobi-Nakuru-Eldoret highway was also paralysed for over 30 minutes as huge crowds waving twigs, Jubilee Partry banners and blowing vuvuzelas celebrated at Free Area, Kunste and other areas.

In Naivasha, Molo and Gilgil, it was also song and dance as residents expressed their emotions.

Motorists were forced to join the celebrating crowd and there were no acts of lawlessness reported.

The residents braved cold to celebrate the win they described as “God given”.

Street dancers and homeless families also joined in the celebrations, taking the chance to freely interact with their leaders in the much awaited celebrations.

Residents interviewed by the Nation described the win as a victory for the whole country.