Vote counting continues
05 March 2013, 16:55
Nairobi - As Kenyans and the world stay glued to the live streaming of election results, of the March 4th 2013 General Elections, vote tallying is ongoing at the National Tallying Centre at the Bomas of Kenya.
As of 16:17 the IEBC had received results from 13,004 polling stations out of 31,981, that had presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta (Jubilee) with 2,670,186 against Raila Odinga(CORD) 2,078,850.
Raila's running mate Kalonzo Musyoka had earlier said that their coalition is optimistic of victory; urging their supporters to remain calm and await the final and official results.
Of course many observers and analysts and Kenyans alike are concerned with the rising numbers of rejected votes that stand at 313,448, as we went to press.
Kenya on social media
Despite the hiccups and delay in the tallying processes, the mood is calm; if we can look at some of the tweets below making rounds on twitter:
Faith Muthoni Karimi ?@faithcnn
Kenyans watching elex commish website like a hawk. Pages saved on phones so they can hit refresh 4 updates on the go #likeaboss #kot
James Neal @james3neal
"#kenyadecides hashtag mentioned 55,000+ times on election day" oafrica.com/statistics/ken… via @oafrica
@IEBCpage chair Hassan displaying good leadership - boldly confronting & addressing issues with transparency. #KenyaDecides #KEElections2013
Peter Kivuti @kivuti
We Remember that as Kenyans, #wehavecomefromfar #KenyaDecides pic.twitter.com/HH17NS0EE4
Earlier on Police chief David Kimaiyo held a briefing on Tuesday afternoon assuring Kenyans of security, throughout the vote counting process.
Kimaiyo went on to issue a warning saying any attempts to mobilize the public to demonstrate in the streets against election outcome will not be tolerated.
It is clear that Kenyans are determined to rewrite their history, and show the world that life can continue peacefully after a vote.