Kenya’s electoral umpire, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced the deputy president, William Ruto as the fifth president of the East African nation.

Ruto led a tight presidential race against opposition leader and former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.

There was chaos just before the declaration when the electoral commission’s vice chair and three other commissioners told journalists they could not support the “opaque nature” of the final phase.

“We cannot take ownership of the result that is going to be announced,” vice chair Juliana Cherera said.


At the declaration venue, police surged to impose calm amid shouting as pushing and shoving ensued.

“There are no losers. The people of Kenya have won because we raised the political bar,” the president-elect said after the announcement on Monday.

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