William Ruto declared winner with 50.49% of the President

The chairman of the Kenyan Electoral Commission, Wafula Chebukati, declared William Ruto the winner of the presidential election with 50.49% of the vote, on Monday, August 15, in Nairobi, regardless of the rejection of the outcomes by 4 of the seven members of that physique, he declined. together with its deputy chairman who took the flooring.

Is this the start of a political disaster? With simply over seven million votes, the outgoing Kenyan vp beat his opponent Raila Odinga, a historic opposition determine who had obtained help from the outgoing head of state however received solely 48.85% of the vote. chairman of the electoral fee.

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These outcomes have been however rejected, shortly earlier than their publication, by a majority of the members of the stated Electoral Commission – 4 out of seven commissioners – together with Vice President Juliana Cherera, who stated that she couldn’t “take responsibility for the results that will be announced.”, citing the “opaque nature” of the process, while urging Kenyans to “calm down”.

Juliana Cherera, Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (IEBC)

People can go to court and for this reason we urge Kenyans to be peaceful because the rule of law will prevail.

The recently announced winner, William Ruto, promised in a speech to work with “all of the political leaders” in Kenya in a “clear, open and democratic” country. “There is not any room for revenge”, he added, declaring himself “absolutely conscious” that the country “is at a time when we want everybody on deck”.

From William Ruto’s main campaign promises : to lower the cost of food in the face of galloping inflation. Another promise from the former vice president: to make employment, especially young people, a priority: “We will develop our textile business, copper, wooden, to create sufficient job alternatives,” he said earlier this month in Nyeri.

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