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Kenya poll ends peacefully

Voting in presidential, parliamentary and local elections has closed across Kenya. Despite some irregularities in early voting times, voting across the country seems to be going well.

Some voters in Kenya waited in line to register to vote even after polls closed nationwide at 5 p.m. local time.

Some polling stations have already counted the votes.

Kenya said six hours into the polls, she recorded a turnout of 30%, and the Kenyan Electoral Commission expects the total voter turnout to be around 60%. rice field. At least 22 million people are eligible to vote.

Maasai traditional women talk near a voting booth at a polling center before casting their ballots during the general election at a primary school in Kajiado county, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2022.
Masai speaking near polling booth Traditional women at the Central Center before casting their votes during the general elections at a primary school in Kajiado County, Kenya on August 9, 2022.

Systems that help identify voters. Some voters across the country reported that their biometric voter registration was not working or was taking a long time to identify them.

According to the Office of Elections, 238 of the 46,232 polling stations use manual registers to identify voters, allowing at least 100,000 voters to cast their ballots.

Elections for two governors and his four seats were suspended due to errors printed on ballot papers. Voters in two counties and her four precincts expressed dissatisfaction with the election agency's order.

One of her candidates for parliament was arrested on suspicion of fighting in a polling place, and another parliamentary candidate was said to be carrying a machete in a polling place. increase.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta casts his ballot at Mutomo primary school polling station in Gatundu area of Kiambu, Kenya, Aug. 9, 2022.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta voted at polling station at Mutomo Primary School August 9, 2022 in Gatundu District, Kiambu, Kenya.

Uhuru Uhuru President Kenyatta's reign is coming to an end and Tuesday's vote will bring a new government to power. The results of the presidential election are expected to trickle in as soon as polling stations tally the votes.

The Electoral Commission has been given seven days to announce the winner of the presidential election. In order for the next president to be in charge of government and national affairs, he must win 50 percent of the vote.