By Biodun Busari

The electoral body in Kenya, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has disclosed that results of the presidential election which held Tuesday cannot be announced just yet.

According to African News, the chairman of the commission, Wafula Chebukati said this while addressing journalists in the East African country.

Vanguard reports that election results are still tight between the Deputy President William Ruto – 52.33% (3,223,495 votes) and his main contender, Raila Odinga – 46.03% (2,896,779 votes).

“The issue of saying that we should declare results today (Wednesday), that will not happen today,” Chebukati told journalists.

He also said the objective of the electoral umpire is to conclude the process “at the earliest possible time.”

A runoff election will be held if no candidate receives more than 50% of votes.

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