President Uhuru Kenyatta Proposes to Work With NASA Leader Raila Odinga

  • By Juliet Mutahi on Friday, 11 August 2017 - 11:16pm
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  • Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the 2017 Presidential election after beating NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga.

    Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday evening, the President first began by extending his gratitude to everyone who supported him throughout the campaign and election period.

    The President also congratulated all candidates who won various elective seats and encouraged all those who lost to live to fight another day.

    He further extended an invitation to his competitors in the Opposition so that they work together.

    "I extend my friendship to our older brother Raila Odinga and his supporters and also congratulate those who won in other races.

    “And to our brothers, our competitors we are not enemies. We need everyone to pull together to succeed,” the President stated.

    He added:”I reach out to Raila Odinga and all on opposition benches. Let us engage and dialogue to build Kenya.”

    The Head of State also thanked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for doing a good job in ensuring peaceful and credible elections.

    Kenyatta further highlighted that he would rededicate himself into serving Kenya and do everything to ensure the country is in a better place than he found it.

    "We will continue to serve all Kenyans equally with no bias. We will serve all the 42 tribes equally to ensure fairness and equality," Kenyatta stated.

    Kenyatta garnered 8,203,290 votes (54.27%) while his closest rival, Odinga amassed 6,762,254 votes (44.74%).

    According to the IEBC data, 15,073,662 Kenyans turned out to vote representing a 78.91% turnout.

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