President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at the Bomas Kenya, Friday, 11, 2017. [Photo/@UKenyatta]
Former US president Barrack Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, has sent his congratulatory message to President Uhuru Kenyatta after his re-election.
Uhuru was declared president elect on Friday by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati after obtaining 8, 203, 290 which amounts to 54.2 per cent.
His main opponent, the former National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga came in the second position with 6, 762, 224 votes amounting to 44.74 per cent.
Through his twitter account on Saturday, Obama congratulated Kenyatta for his win.
“CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA!” wrote Malik.
Also various African leaders have applauded the president for his victory.
“Congratulations my brother @UKenyatta for a successful election and the trust Kenyans have placed in you!,” Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame tweeted.
“My brother, @UKenyatta, congratulations on your electoral success and your magnanimity in victory by putting #Kenya first.” Namibia’s Hage Geingob said.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza tweeted; “On behalf of all Burundians, I congratulate President elect @UKenyatta and the people of Kenya. Looking forward to strengthen our relations.”
Former Tanzania Prime Minister Edward Lowassa tweeted, “Congratulations to my brother @UKenyatta on your re-election, Kenyans have spoken that they have confidence in your leadership and vision for the country. God bless East Africa.”