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Chebukati:Voter Turn Out Closer To 30%,48% was an estimate

Independent Electoral & Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati has said in a tweet that the latest actual figures from 267 constituencies show 6,553,858 Kenyans turned out to vote in the repeat presidential poll,which estimates to 33% of the total registered voters.

Mr Chebukati also said that  comprehensive figures on the elections results would be given Today as the agency continues to receive more data.

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Earlier in a press briefing at the Bomas of Kenya, the national returning officer said that 35,564 polling stations opened for voting  by Thursday morning, representing 87% of all the 40,883 polling centers countrywide.

He also said that 5,319 polling stations did not send an opening signal, indicating that either no voting took place or they had no access to reliable network.

At the same time,the embattled chair said that voter turnout was estimated at 48 percent by 5pm Thursday,but did not quote any figures.

In the four counties of Migori, Kisumu,Homa Bay and Siaya where voting was suspended until Saturday due to volatile enviroment , Mr Chebukati said that the commission will make decision on what happens next should challenges experienced in those areas still persist.

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