Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta took the lead in the diaspora votes cast in five East and Southern African countries.
The countries that participated in the process are Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa.
Kenyatta garnered 1,504 votes ahead of National Super Alliance (NASA) candidate Raila Odinga who garnered 1,321 votes, according to provisional results from the electoral commission.
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.
Kenyatta won in Uganda, South Africa and Rwanda.
Kenyans in the diaspora are only allowed to vote only for the president.
Kenya’s constitution mandates the registration of all eligible Kenyans in the diaspora to vote.
But the electoral commission has restricted the exercise to the five countries in East and Southern Africa due to logistical constraints.
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