Friday, 11 August 2017

President Uhuru Kenyatta Wins Second Term As President Of Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-
election in Kenya, defeating veteran
opposition leader and longtime rival Raila
Odinga in a tense contest.

Kenya's election commission declared
Friday that the 55-year-old businessman
and son of the country's founding
President had received enough votes to
secure a second five-year term.

Kenyatta garnered 54.27% of the final vote,
similar to what he had in a preliminary
Odinga received 44.74%.

The President, in a nationally broadcast
speech, said he and his opponent were not

"We are all citizens of one republic," he said.

"As with any competition, there shall always
be winners and there shall be losers. But
we all belong to one great nation called

Kenyatta said he wanted to work with the
opposition National Super Alliance (NASA).

"I extend a hand of partnership knowing
fully well that this country needs all of us
pulling together in order for us to succeed,"
he said.

Congratulations came from Rwandan
President Paul Kagame, who applauded
Kenyatta on Twitter "for a successful
election and the trust Kenyans have placed
in you!"

The President told his countrymen there
was no need for violence.

The nation's top elections official, Wafula
Chebukati, said the vote was carried out in
a "free, fair and credible manner."


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