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William Ruto arrives at Bomas of Kenya ahead of or presidential result announcement

UDA presidential candidate William Ruto arrives at the Bomas of Kenya with his family and party leaders. [David Gichuru, Standard]

Deputy President William Ruto is among the presidential candidates who have arrived at Bomas of Kenya ahead of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announcement of presidential results.

Ruto, the UDA presidential candidate, arrived at the National Tallying Centre minutes to 3:00pm accompanied by members of his family, UDA party elected leaders are also present.

George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party and David Mwaure of the Agano Party were also in attendance.

However, as of 4:30pm, Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga was yet to arrive at the Bomas of Kenya.

The commission had scheduled the announcement of the president-elect for 4:00pm; six days after the IEBC completed verifying all Forms 34A and Forms 34B.

William Ruto's convoy along Langata Road heading to Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on August 15, 2022. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

By Sunday evening, the commission had verified and approved results from 184 consistencies with an indication the race remained tight between Deputy President William Ruto and Azimio candidate Raila Odinga.

To win the presidential election, a candidate must achieve 50 per cent plus one of the cast votes and at least 25 per cent of votes cast in at least 24 counties.

Failure to which the electoral commission will announce a repeat poll in 30 days (from the election day, August 9).

In a run-off election, the candidate with a simple majority will be declared the winner.