Results Kenyan presidential polls - Uhuru Kenyatta, the deputy Prime Minister of Kenya, cruised past the 50.3% mark required to be declared the outright winner of the Kenyan presidential polls although the official result is yet to be announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
PANA reports that the results, to be announced Saturday, were still under review after a last minute challenge and the main challenger, Raila Odinga, was set to address journalists after the formal results announcement.
Kenyatta, the leader of the majority party, scored 6,173,433 against Odinga's 5,330,979 out of 12.33 million total votes cast.
Statisticians anticipated the final voter turnout to stand at 86% with Odinga claiming 43.28% of the vote. There were 108,000 invalid votes.
The IEBC will be required to publish the name of the new President in the Kenya gazette.
An election petition could be filed to challenge the election, which would be dealt with by the Supreme Court within a week of the conclusion of the polls.
Odinga's aides have suggested he could challenge the elections through a legal process and that he had no immediate intention to concede defeat.
'The game is over, the past is gone,' said Mohamed Shiddiye, a member of Kenyatta's party. 'We deserve this victory. We had a well organised machine, we mobilised in villages, and the International Criminal Court was on our neck.'
Analysts said the timelines for a transition into a new Presidency would take much longer.
'We have had a political battle, the biggest legal battle is yet to come and I can assure you the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) has the best lawyers and they will fight it,' said Adam Oloo, a Political Scientist at the University of Nairobi.