The president’s chair and a security team have already been taken to Bomas in anticipation of IEBC’s announcement of Kenya’s president.
The seat is so special that it is transported in its own vehicle. The only civilian who has sat on it is musician Bahati, whose seconds of fame caused a stir during Jubilee Party’s national convention at Kasarani Stadium on September 10, 2016.
Protocol and security teams at the national tallying centre will ensure smooth reception of the certificate by the winner.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been leading the interim tally but Opposition chief Raila Odinga’s NASA party has declared him winner.
They have even demanded that the electoral agency name Raila president, saying his votes numbered 8.04 million and Uhuru’s 7.7 million.
By 11 am on Friday, the commission’s portal showed Uhuru had 8,170,016 votes (54.26 per cent) and Raila 6,754,173 votes (44.85 per cent).