Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the country’s Presidential election.
The Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, announced that Kenyatta garnered 54.27 percent of the total votes cast, beating his close rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.74 percent of the votes.
In terms of numbers, the final results showed that Kenyatta secured 8,203,290 votes, while Odinga got 6,762,224 votes.
In a short victory speech after he was declared President-elect, Kenyatta extended a “hand of friendship” to Odinga, adding that he looked forward to partnering with all Kenyans in building the nation.
Before the final results were announced, Odinga had rejected the figures being announced by the IEBC, saying they were fictitious.
He had also claimed that the electoral process had been compromised, insisting that he had figures which showed that he had a significant lead over Kenyatta.
The IEBC, however, rejected his claims.