Kenya Kwanza’s Presidential Candidate, Deputy President William Ruto has been declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s chairman Wafula Chebukati as the winner of Kenya’s Aug 9th, 2022 presidential election.
“In accordance with the Constitution and the law, as the 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,” Chebukati announced.
According to official figures released by the electoral commission on Monday 15, August at the Bomas of Kenya, the president-elect secured 7,176,141 representing 50.49 percent of the votes cast, while his rival, Former Premier Raila Odinga, garnered 6,942,930 representing 48 percent of the cast votes.
The commission noted that the Kenya Kwanza presidential hopeful met constitutional requirements where a president-elect is expected to have achieved 25 percent of at least half of the 47 counties.
With 50 percent of the votes garnered by the Dp, there will be no second round of voting.
The IEBC chair said the exercise had a number of challenges as one of his colleagues is still missing and some were injured and threatened.
The opposition has 7 days to file a petition at the Supreme Court.
President William Ruto will be the 5th President of Kenya after he is sworn in.