Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate, William Ruto have been gazetted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as President and deputy president-elect respectively.

This followed the commission’s declaration on Monday that President Uhuru Kenyatta was the winner of the October 26 repeat poll.

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Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the President duly won re-election in line with Article 138 (4) of the Constitution. IEBC have gone ahead to issue Uhuru and Ruto with their winning certificates at the Bomas of Kenya.

The president-elect garnered 7,483,895 (98.26 per cent) of the 7,616,217 cast in the election while Raila was second with 73,228 votes.

Thirdway Alliance’s Ekuru Aukot came third with 21,333, fourth was former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo with 14,107. Others are Kavinga Kaluyu with 8,261, Michael Wainaina with 6,000 and Joe Nyaga with 5,554.

Raila Odinga and the NASA coalition who asked their supporters to boycott the election have called it shambolic.

Uhuru said the poll vindicated him as the validly elected president in the August 8 general election which was annulled by the Supreme Court on September 1 hence the repeat vote.

He ruled out any form of dialogue with the opposition leader to end the current political stalemate.

Kenyatta went ahead to ask NASA to use and exhaust all the available constitutional processes to seek redress.

“Let them first exhaust the constitutionally laid out processes, let them go to court, let them do whatever they want. Nobody shall deny them of their constitutional right. As to my agenda going forward, I will discuss once the processes are over,” said Kenyatta at Bomas of Kenya, where the results were declared.

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The president further hit out at Mr. Odinga for withdrawing from the repeat election.

“Despite the fact that my major competitor went to court demanding the Presidential election be nullified and was granted that annulment, he chose to ignore the rest of the ruling which ordered a fresh election in 60 days conducted by IEBC. Thereafter, he chose to abandon the fresh poll. You cannot choose the opportunity to exercise a right and abscond from the consequences of that choice,” stated the President.

If the election is not challenged, the president-elect and deputy president-elect will be sworn-in in 14 days.

Raila is expected to address his supporters on the way forward following IEBC’s conclusion of the voting process.

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