Kenyans warned to expect some delayed poll results

Polls show this election is just too close to call. Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second and final term as president.

FILE: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Picture: AFP

NAIROBI – Kenyans are due to vote in a hotly contested election on Tuesday but already the electoral commission is warning that some results may be delayed.

This is due to no network coverage in over 11,000 out of the 40,000 polling stations.

Polls show this election is just too close to call. Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking a second and final term as president.

He is up against veteran opposition leader, Raila Odinga. The two candidates, the electoral commission and the country spent Sunday praying for a peaceful election day.

Some fear a repeat of the violence that followed the vote in 2007.

Hundreds were killed and 300,000 were displaced.

Many people have left Nairobi fearing trouble in one of the biggest election battlegrounds.

Much depends on how well the elections are run and how quickly the results are verified and released.

Already the electoral commission has warned more than a quarter of the voting stations don’t have adequate internet coverage, so officials will have to be driven to where there is a signal in order to relay the results.