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Kenya Decides 2017: Uhuru Kenyatta leads in diaspora votes

Kenya Decides 2017: Uhuru Kenyatta leads in diaspora votes


<h3>Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta took the lead in the diaspora votes cast in five East and Southern African countries.</h3> <p>The countries that participated in the process are Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa.</p> <p>Kenyatta garnered 1,504 votes ahead of National Super Alliance (<span class="caps">NASA</span>) candidate Raila Odinga who garnered 1,321 votes, according to provisional results from the electoral commission.</p> <p>The main opposition leader was victorious in Tanzania and Burundi where he garnered 394 and 48 votes ahead of Kenyatta who garnered 393 and 47 respectively.</p> <p>Kenyatta won in Uganda, South Africa and Rwanda.</p> <p>Kenyans in the diaspora are only allowed to vote only for the president.</p> <p>Kenya’s constitution mandates the registration of all eligible Kenyans in the diaspora to vote.</p> <p>But the electoral commission has restricted the exercise to the five countries in East and Southern Africa due to logistical constraints. </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.africanews.com/2017/08/02/meet-the-eight-candidates-for-kenya-s-2017-presidential-elections/" target="_blank">Meet the eight candidates for Kenya’s 2017 presidential elections</a><br/></li> <li><a href="http://www.africanews.com/2017/08/06/a-look-at-kenya-s-elections-history-since-independence-in-1964" target="_blank">A look at Kenya’s elections history since independence in 1964</a><br/></li> <li><a href="http://www.africanews.com/2017/08/07/kenya-votes-2017-have-a-look-at-the-electoral-system" target="_blank">Kenya Votes 2017: Have a look at the electoral system</a></li> </ul> <a href="http://www.africanews.com/tag/africa-elections/" target="_blank">Click here for all the election news on our Africa Elections page</a>
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