#KenyaDecides2022: Raila slightly ahead of Ruto (updated at 0230GMT)

    NAIROBI -Kenyans waited anxiously on Wednesday for the results of the country’s presidential election after a largely peaceful poll, with low turnout in some areas suggesting growing frustration with the political elite.

    Although presidential frontrunners William Ruto and Raila Odinga have both vowed to maintain calm following Tuesday’s poll, the memory of past election-related violence remains fresh for many Kenyans, who have urged political parties to accept the results.

    With pressure building on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which has to declare the results by August 16, officials worked overnight to count votes and dispel rigging fears.

    “We call for patience among Kenyans as we undertake this rigorous exercise and also endeavour to complete this exercise as soon as possible,” IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said in a late-night briefing. Kenyans, some of whom lined up before dawn to cast their ballot, voted in six elections on Tuesday.

    According to The Nation, latest results show Raila slightly ahead of Ruto

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    Evarist Chahali

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