The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is in its final process of tallying presidential votes as Kenyans await to know their next president.
The preliminary tally by mainstream media and international media houses showed that Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party presidential candidate Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto of UDA were in a neck-to-neck race.
Agano Presidential candidate David Waihiga Mwaure was the first to concede defeat.
However, in a statement on Sunday, August 14, Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah exuded confidence that he will trounce presidential front runners William Ruto and Raila Odinga to succeed outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Wajackoyah, who is ranked a distant third behind Raila and Ruto in the ongoing tallying process said if the process is fair, free, and credible, they will clinch power.
“We are confident that we will win through a fair, free credible process,” Wajackoyah said.
He further urged Kenyans to maintain peace and accord the electoral commission the patience needed in tallying presidential votes even as IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati delays in announcing verified presidential results.
“Our presidential candidate, George Wajackoyah would like Kenyans to maintain peace and accord the IEBC the patience it deserves in tallying the votes,” Wajackoyah added.
While conceding defeat, Mwaure said he has seen the figures displayed by IEBC in favor of Ruto and he was in agreement with UDA’s manifesto.
“After deep discussions with our teams at Bomas, we have been following the ongoing process and indicate that the figures there are and have consistently and undoubtedly been in favor of William Ruto,” he said.
However, both the Kenya Kwanza Alliance and the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition are claiming that their parallel voter tallying centers show that they have both won the Tuesday, August 9, presidential election.