William Ruto – I have not talked to President Uhuru Kenyatta yet
President-elect William Ruto on Monday, August 15, 2022, said that he had not spoken to President Uhuru Kenyatta after he was announced as the winner of the general election.
Speaking to the media after he was handed his certificate to prove that he had won the presidency, Mr Ruto said that he was yet to share it with President Kenyatta but said that he was looking forward to doing so.
“I have not talked to President Uhuru Kenyatta yet but I will accept us to plan the discussion because I am the president-elect,” said the Deputy President.
It is worth noting that President Kenyatta was supporting Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and his running mate
Ms Martha Karua who is also the National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARK) Kenya leader.
He also said that he was willing to work with every top leader including those that fiercely criticized him during the campaign period.
DP Ruto was announced as the winner of the general elections after he garnered 7,176,141 votes (50.49 per cent) against Mr Odinga who managed to garner 6,942,930 votes (48.85 per cent).
During his speech after he was handed over the ticket, the DP said that he will ensure that he works hand in hand with every elected leader as he also said that the opposition was also important in the country.
The announcement was made by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati.
However, there were indications that the Azimio La Umoja coalition was planning to dispute the outcome of the results after they accused Mr
Chebukati of hiding from them yet they had grievances they wanted to share.
Drama was witnessed at the Bomas of Kenya just moments before Mr Chebukati could make the official announcement.
Police officers were forced to handle the situation as at some point the event turned violent.