William Ruto is the new president of Kenya. Ruto, Kenya’s current vice president, defeated Raila Odinga, a longtime politician, democratic activist, and former prime minister. Upon the announcement of Ruto’s victory, chaos broke out at the electoral board. There could be more turmoil and potential electoral litigation in the coming days. This article by Bethlehem Feleke, Larry Madowo, Nimi Princewill, and Stephanie Busari is published by CNN. Here is an excerpt:
Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has been elected as the country’s next President, the electoral commission announced Monday.
Ruto won with 50.49% of the vote, narrowly defeating veteran opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who was contesting his fifth election.
He will become Kenya’s fifth President since independence, winning the seat on his first attempt. Ruto’s party, the Kenya First coalition, has won a majority of seats in Kenya’s senate, the second highest in the National Assembly.
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