President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has cast his vote at Mutomo Primary School in Gatundu South constituency in Nairobi. Uhuru arrived at the polling together with the first lady, Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta under tight security.
He went to the voter verification desk where he was issued with a voter’s slip. After ticking the ballot, Uhuru dropped it in the ballot box as several voters cheered him on. Shortly after casting his vote, Uhuru called upon Kenyans to maintain peace and unity.
Asked about the polling, Uhuru said so far so good. “From the information I have received at least voting is going on in 90 percent of the country,” he said.
He said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) was charting a way forward to decide their next course of action in areas where opposition members had blocked returning officials from conducting polls.
On Wednesday evening, Uhuru’s rival, Raila Odinga called on his supporters to boycott the repeat polls until government undertakes electoral reforms. He also announced that the National Super Alliance-NASA was evolving into a National Resistance Movement.
He also called on his supporters to boycott all the products and services offered by people deemed to be associated with Uhuru’s government.