Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Polycarp Igathe has conceded defeat after IEBC declared Johnson Sakaja as the Governor-elect.
Taking to social media, Igathe passed a congratulatory message to Sakaja and thanked his supporters.
"I accept the decision of the people of Nairobi and thank all our supporters. The Governor of Nairobi is His Excellency Johnson Sakaja. Congratulations! God bless Kenya," Igathe wrote.
Sakaja amassed 699,392 votes to take lead with Igathe taking second place with 573,516 votes.
Senator Sakaja was vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket while Igathe was running on a Jubilee ticket.
Igathe first served as a deputy governor in Nairobi county with Mike Sonko before resigning.