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Decision 2022: Tallies Project Round 1 Win for William Ruto

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Deputy President William Ruto after a church service at his Karen residence on Sunday, August 14 PHOTO/COURTESY

Tallies conducted by different media publications and individuals in regard to the August 9 General Elections has projected a win for Deputy President William Ruto.

The tallies were conducted using Forms 34B made available for the public by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The forms were made public after activists filed a petition at the High Court to compel IEBC to make public forms 34A and 34B.

Form 34B captures the presidential results at the constituency level, while form 34A captures presidential results from the polling stations.

In an address from the Bomas of Kenya which is the National Tallying Center, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that the forms were available on their portal.

It is from the forms that media publications and independent entities have been using to tally the president election.

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.

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Deputy President William Ruto, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and Bungoma governor elect Ken Lusaka PHOTO/Facebook

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.

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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IEBC is expected to complete the verification of the presidential election results anytime from now with the Tuesday, August 16 fast approaching.

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