We have no plans to declare president-elect tonight – IEBC
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has refuted claims that it plans to declare the winner of the presidential vote later Wednesday night.
IEBC attributed the rumour an SMS making rounds among Kenyans.
FAKE NEWS ALERT:
We have not announced any plans to declare the winner of the Presidential Election Tonight. Ignore circulating SMS
— IEBC (@IEBCKenya) August 9, 2017
As at 5:45pm, President Uhuru Kenyatta (Jubilee) was leading with 7,963,336 votes representing 54.34 per cent, ahead of Raila Odinga (NASA) who had garnered 6569800 votes -44.79 per cent.