President Uhuru Kenyatta has already cast his vote at Mutomo Primary School in Gatundu, Kiambu County.

Uhuru arrived shortly after his mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta arrived at Mutomo Primary School and started the voting process by checking his name in the register.

The outgoing president was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta and his security detail.

After casting his vote in a process that took less than five minutes, Uhuru addressed the press and appealed to voters to come out in large numbers and vote for their preferred leaders.

“The process is smooth. It didn’t take long. I hope the process goes on like this the whole day across the county and let us all maintain peace,” Uhuru said.

While fielding questions from journalists, Uhuru said he had no competitor in the current election.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta: I don't have a competitor in this election,” the president said.

The first lady also underscored the voting exercise's importance and appealed to Kenyans to turn up and vote.

"I want everyone to understand the importance of the voting exercise. It really helps in choosing good leaders for our nation. Let everyone come out and vote," she said.

Kenyans are voting in the election to vote for new leaders but focus on the presidential election where Kenyans are hoping to elect a new president who will take over after Uhuru as his tenure comes to a close.