The provisional results for Kenya’s presidential race indicate that Raila Odinga is now leading his rival William Ruto.
Raila Odinga of AZIMIO stands at 51.78% with 5,221,202 votes.
His opponent William Ruto of UDA is at 47.55% with 4,795,184 Votes.
Other candidates; George Wajackoyah of RPK has 0.44% (44,472 Votes) whereas David Waihiga of AGANO stands at 0.23% (23,120 Votes).
The winner of presidential elections needs 50% + 1 of the valid votes cast and at least 25% votes in more than 24 counties.
NB: Final results will be announced by the electoral body
Joshua Mutabazi, who was the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate for Bukimbiri County (Kisoro) has crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.
His defection to NRM comes after his party (NUP) asked him to step down in favor of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate James Owebeyi.
Mutabazi decided to join NRM and was welcomed by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.
According to Nabbanja, she received a phone call on Monday from one of the Kisoro District NRM leaders informing her that Mutabazi wants to meet her.
Mutabazi said that other NUP members in the area will join the NRM party.
“Formerly, I was contesting under the flag of the National Unity Platform – it was disappointing and frustrating but thank God I now have a sober mood and…I don’t come alone becaus...
President Museveni has pledged to support Somalia in its quest to join the East African Community.
Museveni, who was officiating the Uganda-Somalia Business and Investment Summit in Kampala, tasked the business community in the two countries to use trade as an opportunity to foster unity.
The first of its kind investment forum took place on Wednesday, at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala and is aimed at tapping investment opportunities in both countries.
Addressing the summit, Museveni said he had always wanted Somalia to join EAC way back when the organisation had only three members (Uganda Kenya and Tanzania).
“I thank Your Excellency for agreeing to come and visit us. We have used the three-day visit for serious discussions. Uganda will support the application by Somalia -and has already...