By Ben Jumbe:
Congratulatory messages have been streaming in from around the world following the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the duly elected President of the Republic of Kenya.
Last evening, the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya Wafula Chebukati declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto as winners of the Presidency and Deputy Presidency respectively.
Kenyatta garnered 8,203,290 votes representing 54.27% against NASA’s Raila Odinga who got 6,762,224 votes representing 44.74%.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame was the first regional leader who congratulated Kenyatta for a successful election and the trust Kenyans have placed in him.