Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

However, four IEBC commissioners disowned the results.

A spot check by the Standard established that some of the shops and supermarkets had remained closed by 8am unlike the norm where they are open early.

"We don't know the outcome of the supreme court verdict, whether Ruto's win is upheld or nullified, both decisions will have serious ramifications to our businesses," said Simon Mwangi, a shoe shiner operating at Kenya National Archives.

He added: "I have not seen a majority of my daily customers but only a handful of them. Those who have reported to work have told me that they will leave their offices as early as 11am."

 Deserted Street, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

He, however, said that the outcome of the supreme court verdict does not affect him as he has bills to pay.

"Life must move on irrespective of the supreme court. We cannot continue lamenting over the election results and yet we have bills to pay like rent, school fees and food. I will accept anything the court will say and continue with my normal business," said Odera

"In any election, we have a winner and a loser. The results did not go the way we expected and even today, the supreme court will favour some individuals and disappoint some but at the end of the day, Kenya is bigger than an individual. We have an economy to grow and we must go back to our various places of work immediately," he added

 Muindi Mbingu Street in Nairobi is relatively deserted. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Therefore, no motorists will be allowed to access the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) through Kenyatta Avenue via Cathedral Road.

Additionally, Cathedral Road/Milimani Ngong Road, which accesses Milimani Law Courts, will be closed at Kenyatta Avenue, Valley road Junction (NSSF).

"Only vehicles heading to the court will be allowed. All other motorists are advised to use Valley Road," reads the statement in part.

The Cathedral road/Haile Selassie Avenue junction will also be closed. Hence, motorists have been advised to use the alternative route of Haile Selassie/Ngong Road

Mr Gabow assured Kenyans that the police have taken all the necessary steps and measures to enhance security in all parts of the country including all critical infrastructure.

 A man loads luggage on an Embu-bound matatu along Kenneth Matiba Road in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

"The public should not therefore panic and migrate from their homes or ordinary places of residence in fear and anticipation of chaos," said Gabow.

Gabow appealed to the public to remain vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement agencies by reporting any suspicious activities within their areas of jurisdiction, adding that such information may be shared in confidence with any police officer or at a police station.

"We as the National Police Service are alive to the anxiety and tension this day portends to a majority of Kenyans. We, therefore, take this opportunity to appeal to Kenyans to remain calm and peaceful. We further assure Kenyans of their enhanced personal security, their property and loved ones," said Gabow.