Chebukati: Voter turnout closer to 30pc than 48pc “best estimate”

October 27, 2017 7:12 am
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Voters show off their indelible ink marks as proof that they have voted/CORRESPONDENT

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is this morning expected to give an update on the voter turnout in Thursday’s polls.

Initial figures show that there was a low turnout in the 30 per cent range according to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati who says only 6.5 million registered voters turned out to cast their ballots in 267 of the 290 constituencies.

The Commission had been optimistic of a 48 per cent turnout but Chebukati has through his twitter account clarified that the figure given was a “best estimate.”

“The 48% was a BEST estimate turnout from the team. Latest actual figures from 267 constituencies show 6,553,858 Kenyans turned out to vote,” he tweeted on Thursday.

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