- Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto has been declared as the fifth president of Kenya
- Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes which represents a 50.49%of the total votes; he achieved the 50% plus one vote
- In his acceptance speech, Ruto hailed IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati as the hero in this electoral process
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Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto is officially the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya.
The chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Wafula Chebukati declared Ruto as the duly elected president with 7,176,141 votes.
Ruto garnered 7,176,141 (50.49%) votes which surpassed the requisite 50% of the votes to clinch the top seat in the just concluded hotly contested presidential election.
His political archrival and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party Raila Odinga came a close second with 6,942,930 votes (48.85%).
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The two presidential candidates have been in a neck-to-neck race since the tallying of votes began on Tuesday, August 9, after the close of voting.
It is until today that Kenyans have gotten the clear winner of the August 9 presidential contest after days of anticipation and anxiety
Speaking while announcing the winner, Chebukati said:
"I Wafula Chebukati, chairman of IEBC hereby declares that Ruto William Samoei of ID Number 6847208 has been duly elected as President of the Republic of Kenya under the provisions of Article 138."
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