Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that according to the official results, he won by just 0.5% of the vote over his rival, Raila Odinga.
Due to arguments and claims of vote rigging by Mr. Odinga’s campaign, the announcement was delayed.
Four of the electoral commission’s seven members declined to certify the outcome, claiming it was “opaque.”
Because of the opaque nature of this final stage of the general election, Juliana Cherera, vice chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, stated, “We cannot take ownership of the result that is going to be announced” (IEBC).
We will make a thorough statement, and once more, we urge Kenyans to maintain their composure, she said.
The election was allegedly marred by “irregularities” and “mismanagement,” according to Mr. Odinga’s party agent.
The 55-year-old Mr. Ruto was running for president for the first time. After ten years in that position, he lost the support of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who backed Mr. Odinga to succeed him.
The 77-year-old former prime minister was running for president for the fifth time and received 48.8% of the vote.
Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the electoral commission, claimed that despite threats, he had carried out his duty.
“We have walked the path to making sure Kenyans have a credible, fair, and free election. It has not been an easy journey; currently, the CEO and two of my commissioners are hurt “said he.
President-elect Ruto thanked the electoral commission for managing the election in his speech.
“It’s a lovely evening… All sovereign authority in Kenya belongs to the people, according to Mr. Ruto, who called Mr. Chebukati a “hero.” “.
Mr. Ruto stated that he wanted to be president for all people and for the nation to be future-oriented.
“I want to reassure those who have committed numerous atrocities against us that they have nothing to fear. There won’t be any retribution. We lack the luxury of looking back, “Added he.
In several areas of the nation, including Mr. Ruto’s Rift Valley stronghold and that of his deputy Rigathi Gachagua in the Central region, celebrations have started.
Protests have been organised by Mr. Odinga’s supporters in some areas of Nairobi and Kisumu, a city in western Kenya.
It is not over until it is over, according to Martha Karua, Mr. Odinga’s running mate in the election.
Analysts speculate that the group may be getting ready to appeal the outcomes to the Supreme Court.
In the Kenya election result today, Mr William Ruto polled 7,176,141 votes in last Tuesday’s election representing 50.07 per cent of the total votes cast and he achieved the minimum 25 per cent of votes in 39 states.
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