Kenya Presidency: William Ruto Defeats Odinga

By Adadainfo

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto was Monday declared winner of the country’s presidential election.

However, some commissioners rejected the election, alleging irregularities.

Mr Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, declared Ruto winner, having satisfied all the requirements.

Our correspondent gathered that Ruto scored around 7.18 million votes (50.49 percent) ahead of his rival Raila Odinga’s 6.94 million (48.85 percent).

BBC reports that the result comes amid chaos and confusion with angry scenes among Odinga’s supporters.

According to the BBC, four of the seven commissioners say they can’t “take ownership” of the result. Odinga’s coalition also said they cannot verify the results, reports BBC.

Meanwhile, candidates have seven days to challenge the result in court.”

Ruto was quoted to have said, “I want to promise all the people of Kenya… that this will be their government.”

In response, Odinga’s running mate, Martha Karua, tweeted: “It is not over till it’s over.”

Adadainfo is an online newspaper reporting Nigerian news. Email: Phone: 08071790941

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