Security tight at Kenya’s main tallying centre

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I’m at the national tallying centre in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the headquarters of the electoral commission’s operations as the country awaits the results from Tuesday’s vote.

There are groups of politicians huddled in small groups, party agents and increasingly a number of journalists are here too.

At the centre of this round building are electoral commission staff comparing and verifying the paper results with the electronic ones.

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Security is tight. I went through two checkpoints to enter the compound, and an extra one to access the main amphitheatre, in all three places my ID was checked.

The country is gripped by anticipation as the local media has increased its pace in the tallying of presidential election results, indicating a tight race between Raila Odinga, a former prime minister, and Deputy President William Ruto.

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