LIVE BLOG: Latest updates on Kenya's 2022 General Election

Follow all the latest updates on Kenya's 2022 General Election

2022 presidential candidates Dr William Ruto (Kenya Kwanza) and Raila Odinga (Azimio)
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06:00

Polling stations officially opened and voting begins for Kenya's 2022 General Election

IEBC clarifies on the voting process
06:34

Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto casts his vote at Kosachei Primary School in Turbo constituency accompanied by his wife Rachel Ruto.
Ruto: I feel very good that after so many months of campaigning and selling our agenda, this day has come and I have this morning cast my vote. I am a very proud man. I know that I am vying for the President for the first time. I leave it to God.

06:46

Azimio presidential running mate Martha Karua casts her vote at Mugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency. After a mixup with the Stream she was assigned to, she also faced a challenge as the KIEMS kit also could not identify her.

Karua:Today is our day. Get out and vote. I feel confident. I have a good feeling about today.

07:50

Kenya Kwanza presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua casts his vote at Sagana Primary School in Mathira constituency after a challenge with KIEMS kits.

08:00

BREAKING: ANC Ikolomani MP candidate Eng. Khamisi Butichi arrested in Kakamega after allegedly being found with machetes in his vehivcle at the polling station.

08:30

Former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta casts her vote at Mutomo Primary School in Ichaweri, Gatundu South

09:15

President Uhuru Kenyatta casts his vote at Mutomo Primary School in Ichaweri, Gatundu South constituency accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta
Uhuru: It is every Kenyan's hope that this election will be free and fair. For me the process has been smooth and at least I did not have to wait for too long. I hope the rest of the day will be the same.

10:30

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga casts his vote at Old Kibera Primary School in Kibra constituency.

Vote wisely and peacefully
11:50

Roots Party presidential candidate Prof. George Wajackoyah addresses media from Matungu constituency after he failed to vote due to KIEMS kit glitch

Wajackoyah: I am not happy but I cannot say anything, what are these people afraid of? Why didn't they test the kits? The older generation have gone home.

13:00

IEBC issues update from Bomas, National Tallying Centre

  1. IEBC confirms gunfire incident in Eldas constituency, Wajir County on the night before elections, voting to begin after the restoration of security
  2. Accident in Kalokol Ward, Turkana County where IEBC officials were injured and hospitalised
  3. Voting yet to begin in Dadaab constituency, Garissa County over security concerns
  4. IEBC ICT teams attending to KIEMS kits faults, approves use of manual register in Makueni and Kakamega counties
13:15

Voter Turnout
IEBC announces 6,567,869 voters had so far turned up to vote across the country by noon of Tuesday, an equivalent of 30.66% of the registered voters

14:00

Azimio issues IEBC with 3 demands

  1. An official declaration that the manual voters' register should be used in cases where KIEMS kits have failed
  2. A public statement enumerating all polling stations where voting is yet to begin
  3. Officially announce the extension of voting hours to fit the 11-hour window stipulated in law
IEBC warns voters against sharing photos of marked ballot papers online
16:30

Arrests over election malpractice

  1. ANC party politician, Eng. Khamisi Butichi arrested in Kakamega
  2. 2 police officers, 1 civilian arrested for ferrying marked ballot papers in Kilgoris, Narok County
  3. 2 arrested in Imara Daima, Nairobi County transporting unsealed election materials
  4. UDA politicians Omar Shallo and Samor Bhalo arrested in Mombasa
  5. Nakuru East MP David Gikaria arrested for violence
17:10

Polling stations begin to close following 5:00 p.m. gazetted closing time, voting continues where centres were opened late and where voters are still queuing.

17:41

IEBC Update

  1. Turnout as of 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday was at 56.74% with 12,065,803 voters of the total 22,180,458 having cast their ballots
  2. 8 by-elections will be conducted for Mombasa, Kakamega, Kitui Rural, Kachileba, Pokot South, Rongai, Nyaki West ward and Mukuru Kwa Njega ward in the next 2 weeks
  3. Eldas constituency election adjourned, voting to start at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022
18:30

Vote counting commences across the country, IEBC transmitting presidential election results from Form 34A.

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