The final official presidential results will be announced on Friday, latest Monday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced yesterday.
Chairman Isaack Hassan announced that they delay in the announcement of the results is due to delay in the arrival of returning officers at the national election centre at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
By evening yesterday, Hassan said 140 returning officers out of the 290 constituencies had arrived with the official results. The remaining 150 were still arriving with the latest arrival expected on Friday.
"We should be over by Friday," Hassan said. "We want to be very realistic with you and Kenyans."
Hassan also blamed the collapse of the electronic vote transmission on lack of proper training on the part of IEBC officials but said Safaricom has nothing to do with the system failure.
"There have been challenges with the electronic tabulation system. It was a failure of the system, failure to configure the phones and poor training of the officials. I would like to make it clear that the failure of the system has nothing to do with Safaricom," said Hassan.
He reminded political parties and their agents to strictly follow the laid out electoral processes. At the press briefing, presidential agents disagreed with the IEBC over the decision to remove them from the national tallying centre.
The CORD and Jubilee presidential agents also said the Commission was releasing results that had not been verified by the chief national agents at the Bomas of Kenya as is required.
The CORD team led by Johnstone Muthama, James Orengo, Janet Ong'era and Franklin Bett protested the results from Kisumu East, Muhoroini, Ugunja, Ndia and Tetu constituencies.
According to the results, in Kisumu East Raila Odinga garnered 44,956 votes against Uhuru's 374 votes. In Muhoroni, Raila had 45,919 against Uhuru's 1,086 while in Ugunja constituency, the ODM candidate had 31,600 against Uhuru's 116. In Ndia constituency, Uhuru won by 45,807 to Raila's 621 while in Tetu Uhuru had 36,378 to Raila's 339 votes.
John Mbadi, the Gwasi MP-elect said the agents had verified results from 16 constituencies yet the IEBC was not releasing them and was reading the ones that were not verified,
The Commission and the agents of both leading coalitions went into an impromptu meeting to sort out the issue. He said although they had abandoned the electronic system for the manual system, the integrity of the vote was guaranteed.
Hassan asked the all political parties and their candidates to obey the code of conduct which gives the commission the power to conduct elections and announce results. he said those unhappy with the results have the option og going to court to challenge the results.
By 7pm, 140 returning officers arrived at Bomas and a further 150 were expected to arrive in the night and this morning. At the time, Raila was ahead of his main challenger, TNA's Uhuru Kenyatta in the official but partial presidential tally.
Hassan sought to assure the presidential candidates and their supporters that the Commission would "provide regular and timely announcement of results as and when they have been received from the 290 constituencies and 47 county Returning Officers, verified and validated."
Chief Electoral Officer James Oswago said the results they were announcing were the same as declared at the polling stations and constituency levels. The agents are required to append their signatures to the results and those who fail to do so must offer a reason.
IEBC reverted to the manual results delivered by the Returning Officers after the electronic results transmission system, developed by Next Technologies, a Kenyan firm failed. There were claims that certain people could have hacked into the IEBC servers but the Commission could neither confirm nor deny.
The Commission maintains that even if the electronic system was up and running, the results relayed thereof were only provisional and could not be used to declare the final outcome of the presidential elections.
Based on the physical results from six Returning Officers, Raila had garnered 108,805 votes against Uhuru's 42,316. Peter Kenneth of the Eagle Alliance had garnered 1,187 votes while Restore and Build Kenya party candidate James ole Kiyiapi had 1,142 votes.
Others were Musalia Mudavadi (782), Martha Karua (398), Abduba Dida (255) and Paul Muite (137). The final results announced by IEBC so far were from the diaspora, Kajiado Central, Kajiado South, Wundanyi, Mwatate and Rongo constituencies. There are still 284 constituencies whose results IEBC is yet to declare.
The IEBC had registered 2,637 kenyan voters living in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Buruundi. According to the official tally, Raila garnered 1,224 of the diaspora votes against Uhuru's 951.
Raila also led in Kajiado Central, Wundanyi, Mwatate and Rongo constituencies. Uhuru garnered 24,000 votes in Kajiado South to beat Raila who had 17,500.
The Bomas of Kenya continued to be abuzz of activity with speculation over the outcome of the presidential vote. The leading CORD and Jubilee Coalitions engaged in accusations and counter-accusations over claims of interference.
The Jubilee officials at the Bomas have insisted that the rejected votes should not be used to compute the percentage of each candidate, hoping that this would work in their favour given the high number of rejected ballots.