Kenyans voted today in a referendum for a new constitution. Earlier today we linked to websites with live updates of this historic event. Kenyan twitter users have been busy posting tweets related to the referendum using hashtags: #uchaguzi, #kenyadecides, #referendum and #kuweniserious (“be serious” in Swahili).
A sample of tweets from #uchaguzi:
Tegan Bukowski reports:
An #Uchaguzi SMS report: “Woman goes into labour at Kabete polling station. Voters have pre-named the baby ‘Red Wafula Green” #kenyadecides
djxpect has a request:
RT this plz. Need an artist 2 draw up a pic of the viral constitution baby Red Wafula Green throwing up a peace sign
Kenyans at Donholm still voting despite the fact that voting should be over by now (A result of earlier confusion)
RogerO_202 announces the closing of polling stations:
polls have now closed, tallying commences
Tweets from #kenyadecides:
Lady from Narok says she'z voting cause the govt says so, and that she don't need to read it!
RT @wsjafrica: Gorgeous pics of Voting in Kenya: http://bit.ly/dnCeHr
Tallying begins across the the country, within half an hour initial tally results start being broadcasted.
@nymmoh Voting closed at 5pm. It was peaceful. Not heard of any security incidents. It was fast! I was in and out in 5min!
kitui prison in kitui central first to tally votes. YES: 21; NO: 7 out of 38 registered voters. (from nationmobile)
Kenyan twitter users are also able to send reports to Uchaguzi website by using the hashtags: #uchaguzi or #kenyadecides. Uchaguzi is a site that monitors incidents related to the referendum.
You can also follow iHub live streaming of Kenya's referendum.