Rwanda congratulates William Ruto for winning Kenyan election

The government of Rwanda has sent a congratulatory message to William Ruto following his election as fifth President of Kenya.

In a message, the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation congratulated Kenyans at large for conducting a peaceful election.

“The Government and people of the Republic of Rwanda express hearty congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of Kenya on the successful general elections held on 9th August 2022,” a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads in part.

It adds, “The Government of Rwanda further wishes to congratulate His Excellency William Samoei Ruto on being elected as the new President of the Republic of Kenya.”

“The Government of Rwanda attaches great importance to the cooperation between Kenya and Rwanda and wishes to take this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to further strengthen the bond of friendship that exists between the two countries.”

On Monday, Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati declared Ruto as the president-elect. 

Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes representing 50.49 per cent of the total vote, while his rival, Raila Odinga got 6,942,930, which was 48.85 per cent of the vote. (End)