Kenya’s electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the country’s keenly contested presidential election.
Chairman of the commission, Wafula Chebukati who announced the results said Ruto emerged winner with almost 7.18 million votes (50.49 percent) against 6.94 million (48.85 percent) for his rival Raila Odinga in the polls that was concluded five days ago.
The deputy president won in his 1st run, beating former prime minister Odinga who ran for the 5th time.
Trailing far behind in the election were George Wajackoyah and David Mwaure. They took less than 1% combined.
Although, several commissioners have rejected the results after alleging malpractice during the polls, Ruto was declared the country’s fifth president.