William Ruto declared President-elect of Kenya

(Last Updated On: 16 August 2022)

Ruto was declared the winner after gaining 7,176,141 votes [50.49%] against Raila Odinga’s 6,942,930 [48.85%], according to the IEBC chairman.

By Milton Emmy Akwam

Uganda – August 15, 2022: Kenya’s fifth President is William Ruto. On Monday evening, the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Wafula Chebukati declared the Deputy President of Kenya President-elect.

The August 9 general elections produced a tight Presidential race between Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

According to Chebukati’s official results read on Monday at the Bomas of Kenya, Raila got 6.9m votes with Ruto collecting 7.1m votes. The results represents 48.85 and 50.49 percent, respectively.

The IEBC told Kenyans that he did his democratic duty amidst intimidation and threats, with four of his commissioners revealing outside the Bomas of Kenya that the 2022 presidential results was opaque.

Earlier, soon after taking his seat before announcing the final results, Chebukati and the other two commissioners were attacked by some politicians for mismanaging the 2022 presidential elections.

He had to be evacuated by the security team, with the other two commissioners injured, according to him, later as he announced the winner.

Raila did not appear at the Bomas of Kenya. As per reports, he has rejected the outcomes of the presidential election. 

Ruto, in his speech, said he’s going to work with all Kenyans, including the opposition parties [leaders] to check his government. 

President-elect, unless Raila goes to the Supreme Court and his victory disputed, will succeed his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta, on August 30, 2022.

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