The 2 main candidates for Kenya’s presidency forged their ballots on Tuesday because the nation’s outgoing president known as for honest elections.
Deputy president William Ruto forged his poll accompanied by his spouse Rachel shortly after polling stations opened at 6am native time.
“I really feel excellent that after so many months of campaigning and promoting our agenda, today has come and I’ve this morning forged my vote,” Ruto stated after voting within the western county of Uasin Gishu, calling the election “historic” that may “usher in a brand new period for the nation”.
His major rival, former prime minister Raila Odinga, and his spouse Ida voted in an enormous Nairobi slum that he has represented in parliament for over twenty years, thought-about his electoral stronghold.
“The ball is within the individuals’s courtroom and I’ve confidence that the individuals of Kenya are going to talk loudly in favor of the democratic change,” the opposition chief stated earlier than casting his poll.
The winner of the elections will succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, who can’t run once more after he accomplished two five-year phrases, in keeping with the structure.