Kenya’s incumbent Vice President, William Ruto, has been declared the winner of the just concluded presidential election in the East African country.

Mr 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 counties.

Announcing Mr Ruto as President-Elect, Wafula Chebukati, chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), said, “in accordance with the Constitution and the law, chairperson of IEBC hereby declare that Ruto William Samoei has been duly elected as the President of the Republic of Kenya under the provision of Article 138 of the Constitution of the Presidential election held on August 9, 2022.”

Mr Ruto defeated his main challenger Raila Odinga and two other candidates.

Mr Odinga enjoyed the support of the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta.

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