IEBC chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan has stated that the results being received are provisional and the final results will be announced once the commission receives the full results from all the counties.
Hassan said that the IEBC will be giving the live results as they receive them from the county tallying centres.
“The results we are transmitting are live as we receive them from the county tallying centres. The results will be updated automatically from minute-to-minute as we receive them,” said Hassan.
Hassan noted that the voter turnout has been impressive across the country.
“The voter turnout has been impressive as it stands at approximately 70%. This is a good trend by Kenyan voters.”
The IEBC chair thanked Kenyans for keeping calm and showing patience during the voting process.
“We thank Kenyans for exercising tolerance during this crucial period,” said Hassan.
“The security situation in the country has also been impressive despite a few hitches at the Coast province. We, however, thank the police service for intervening and ensuring normalcy in the area.”
The IEBC chair noted that IEBC will provide all the Media Houses with a live feed where they will be streaming the results live as we get them,” he added.
Earlier on, IEBC Chief Executive Officer James Oswago had said that the commission would extend voting hours proportionately across all voting stations that opened late due to logistical or other challenges.
However, Oswago noted that most polling centres opened as scheduled and were to close by 5pm.
By Koome Kimonye