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Babu Owino Now Claims Uhuru ‘Conned’ Raila

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and President Uhuru Kenyatta PHOTO/COURTESY

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has questioned President Uhuru Kenyatta’s silence during the ongoing election period.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is currently verifying presidential election results before declaration of the winner soon.

Amid the tight race pitting William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza and Azimio la Umoja’s Raila Odinga, Babu has questioned Uhuru’s silence.

In a statement on social media on Sunday, August 14, the MP asked the Head of State to act and secure what he terms Raila’s win.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta you must act now or was this a long con? Baba has won the elections just Protect his win. What’s the point of Kenyans voting if we rig out the winner?” He wrote.

At the same time, tallies conducted by different media publications and individuals in regard to the August 9 General Elections has projected a win for Ruto.

Tallies done by at least three media houses and other entities have projected a round one win for Ruto.

For instance, Radio Africa which is the parent company of the Star Newspaper put Ruto at the top based on their own tally.

The tally by Radio Africa showed that Ruto received 50.36 percent of the votes compared to 48.88 percent for Azimio presidential aspirant Raila Odinga.

On the other side, Standard Media Group which owns Standard Newspaper and KTN News also put DP Ruto at the top with 50.23 percent.

According to their tally, Raila came second with 49.11 percent.

Verified results reported by the Nation Media Group (NMG) showed Ruto taking 51 percent of the vote, ahead of Raila Odinga who had 48 percent.

Others entities that did the tallying include Mwango Capital which showed Ruto received 51.5 percent of votes ahead of Raila who managed to garner 47.9 percent of the votes.

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One Nyamwange Ombuna also conducted the tally showing that Ruto garnered 50.55 percent of the votes with Raila managing 48.97 percent.

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