President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated Kenya’s president-elect William Ruto.
On Monday, Ruto was declared the fifth president of Kenya by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Wafula Chebukati.
According to IEBC, Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes (50.49%), beating closest rival Raila Odinga, who got 6,942,930 votes (48.85%).
Several Heads of State have sent congratulatory messages to Ruto.
Museveni is the latest to congratulate him.
“On behalf of all Ugandans, I congratulate Your Excellency William Ruto upon your election as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya,” Museveni posted on his official Twitter handle.
He further disclosed that he has already talked to Ruto.
“Further to my telephone call last night upon your victory, I wish to reassure you of Uganda’s commitment to continue partnering with Kenya in advancing the regional and continental agenda through the East African Community, African Union, and other multilateral platforms.”
Our bilateral cooperation will score tremendous achievements and I look forward to working more closely with you. God bless Kenya. God bless East Africa,” he said.
Ruto is a regular visitor to Uganda. He last traveled to the country in early July and met with Museveni.