Businesses close in Nairobi, Mombasa CBD ahead of IEBC presidential poll announcement

A closed business on Mama Ngina Street in Nairobi CBD. [The Standard]

With just a few hours to the announcement of the 2022 presidential election results, businesses have closed down, and people are rushing to get home before the results are officially declared.

This is a result of fear of chaos arising after the president-elect is announced.

In Nairobi, public service vehicle users remained stranded in bus stations, making long queues as most matatus ferry people to their homes.

The transport prices had doubled due to the rush and a high number of people.

In some bus stations, there were no vehicles.

The commission had scheduled to announce the presidential results at 3 pm on Monday. However, the time was pushed to 4 pm a few minutes to 3 pm.

By 4:20 pm, IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati was yet to announce the results.

The same was witnessed in Kisumu and Mombasa Central Business Districts.

In Mombasa for instance, vehicles and people on foot made long queues as they scrambled to get to the ferry and cross over to their homes.