President Uhuru Kenyatta officially re-elected to a second term


Uhuru Kenyatta has officially been re-elected for a second term as President of the Republic of Kenya. He garnered 8,203,290 votes and had at least 25% in 35 Counties. National Super Alliance flag-bearer Raila Odinga garnered 6,762,224 and had 29 counties with at least 25%.

The official tally was announced by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on Friday night paving way for the President to start his second term.

Mr Kenyatta addressed the nation after the official announcement where he received the official certificate from the IEBC boss to officially mark his reelection.

He thanked Kenyans for their belief in him and promised to work for all.

Mr Kenyatta also assured NASA that they are not enemies and that it was the nature of the competition and both camps are from one nation.

He extended a hand of cooperation and friendship to the opposition. He specifically mentioned Mr Odinga reaching out to him and letting him know that he will reach out to him as he embarks on his second term.

He asked Kenyans to be peaceful and shun violence and realize that politicians come and go. He asked Kenyans to reach out to their neigbours and extend a hand of peace.

He said that he will have more to say on Saturday.