The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has flexed his muscles with his Kenya Kwanza Alliance opponent William Ruto after showing better presidential election results from the Lower Easter region.
Raila has led the pack with 219,009 votes from constituencies within Machakos, Kitui and Makueni counties in the final presidential results.
According to results captured in the form 34Bs, Raila is ahead of Ruto with by 151,940 votes in Machakos, Kitui West, Makueni, Mwingi, Kangundo and Kathiani constituencies.
Ruto, on the other hand, has only managed 67,069 votes in the six constituencies in the region while Roots Party George Wajackoyah garnered 2,130 and Agano Party’s David Waihiga Mwaure got 531 votes.
Ironically Machakos, which is under Alfred Mutua who ditched the Azimio coalition for Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza gave Raila the highest vote tally at 50,114 while Ruto only got 19,677.
Raila garnered 30,984 votes in Kathiani Constituency, beating his opponent who got a mere 6,642 by 24,360 votes.
In Makueni Constituency, Raila received 48,774 votes in his favour against Ruto’s 12,492.
Ruto still trailed Raila in Kangundo where he only managed 8,405 while Raila received 29,808 votes.
Wiper Party leader and former Raila’s running mate Kalonzo Musyoka delivered his Mwingi North backyard to Raila’s doorstep giving him 31,656 votes and only leaving 11,508 for Ruto.
Results are still streaming in from most parts of the Lower Eastern region where the tallying process went on slowly.