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Museveni Calls to Congratulate Kenya's President Elect Ruto

posted onAugust 16, 2022

President Yoweri Museveni has, on behalf of Ugandans, congratulated Kenya's President Elect William Ruto upon his victory as the new president for Uganda's neighbor to the east.

"On behalf of all Ugandans, I congratulate Your Excellency @WilliamsRuto upon your election as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya," President Museveni said in a tweet Tuesday morning.

The Ugandan leader also revealed that he had telephoned Kenya's President Elect following his declaration as winner.

"Further to my telephone call last night upon your victory, I wish to reassure you of Uganda’s commitment to continue partnering with Kenya in advancing regional and continental agenda through the East African Community, African Union and other multilateral platforms," President Museveni added.

Mr Museveni is hopeful that with Ruto at the helm of Kenya's government, Uganda and Kenya will achieve massive success. 

"Our bilateral cooperation will score tremendous achievements and I look forward to working more closely with you. God bless Kenya. God bless East Africa," the Ugandan president concluded his Twitter message.

Last evening, Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chair Wafula Chebukati declared DP William Ruto Kenya's President elect.

Mr Ruto was declared the winner of a closely fought election after garnering 50.49 percent of the vote against Raila Odinga's 48.85 percent. 

The announcement at the Bomas of Kenya auditorium, which came six days after Kenyans went to the ballot, was followed by jubilation from the Kenya Kwanza camp. There was also audible disgruntlement from the Azimio camp. 

Speaking shortly after being declared winner, Mr Ruto congratulated the IEBC and praises it's chairman for a job well done.

'I want to congratulate the IEBC for raising the bar. I want to say without fear of any contradiction that Wafula Chebukati is our hero' said Mr Ruto.

The new president also said he will work with all leaders for a prosperous Kenya.

'I will work with all elected leaders so that we can fashion a country that will leave nobody behind' said Mr Ruto.

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