(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Bloomberg
Kenya's electoral commission is poised to announce the final results of last week's presidential election before the Aug. 16 deadline to declare a winner.
Supporters of the two frontrunners -- Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga -- gathered at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission's national tallying center in the capital, Nairobi, on Monday amid a heightened security presence.
Ruto had a narrow lead over Odinga with ballots from 253 of the nation's 291 constituencies counted, according to data published on the website of the Nairobi-based Nation Media Group.
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Provisional results collated by Nation and other local media houses including Standard Media Group and Citizen Television indicate that either Ruto or Odinga may reach the 50%-plus-one-vote threshold by a razor-thin margin. The outlets based their calculations on forms digitally submitted by polling stations to the IEBC.
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