Counting of the ballot papers has commenced in 40,883 polling stations across the Kenya and was still continuing into the late hours of Tuesday 8 August, The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
The Kenya presidential election is a tightly contested one between Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee and Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA)
Kenyatta is said to be leading as election results are beginning to trickle in bit by bit.
With election results coming in from the 40, 883 polling stations in kenya, As at 9:40 pm on Wednesday Mr Kenyatta has 7,511,454 votes against Mr Odinga’s 6,124,426.
But there was a record 44,357 rejected votes out of the 5,455 polling stations tallied meaning an average of eight rejected votes came from each station.
The rejected votes were even more than all the votes the rest of the six presidential candidate had garnered by 7:40 pm.
According to the IEBC, Japheth Kavinga Kaluyu had1,342 votes (0.09%), Mohamed Abduba Dida 1,291 votes (0.14%), and Joseph William Nyaga 1,252 votes (0.19%).
Others included John Ekuru Aukot 2,569 votes (0.16%), Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo 1,026 votes (0.07%), and Michael Wainaina 752 votes (0.05%).
In total, the six candidates have collected 5,663 votes which is a far cry from the 44,000 rejected votes. Disputed votes are 177 so far.