Presidential Candidate Kenneth Concedes Defeat
The Kenya National Congress (KNC) Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth has become the first presidential contender to concede defeat.
Although the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has not yet released any official results, Kenneth conceded defeat after provisional results placed him a distant fourth from the two leading contenders Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Alliance and Raila Odinga of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).
Addressing the media at his presidential campaign headquarters in Nairobi, Kenneth said that he has no option but to respect the voice of the people thanking his supporters for the bravery.
“I am privileged and honoured to have had this chance to give Kenyans a choice of leadership. I thank Kenyans who believed in my dream for this country and voted for me,” said Kenneth.
“I have done my best and Kenyans have played their part, thank you all. I would also wish to thank my family for standing with me till this end.”
The Eagle Alliance leader called on Kenyans to remain calm and exercise tolerance as they await the final results from the IEBC.
“The vote tallying and transmission has been slow. After so much financial and emotional investment, candidates and Kenyans should not be subjected to the kind of anxiety that such delays occasion,” he added.
“I call upon the IEBC to ensure that the vote tallying process is conducted in a timely and transparent manner to ensure that the will of Kenyans prevail.”
Kenneth noted that it would be prudent for the IEBC to start with the transmission of the presidential elections.
“Kenyans face a difficult time of economic and social recovery in the years to come and I wish the next President of Kenya God’s blessings as he leads us in building the nation.”