William Ruto Wins Kenyan Presidential Election


The former Kenyan Deputy President, William Samoei Arap Ruto has won the presidential election.

Ruto defeated his strong opposition, the former Prime Minister and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Azimio La Umoja Coalition.

According to results announced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday, August 15, William Ruto’s party United Democratic Alliance polled 7,176,141 votes which accounted for 50.49% of the total votes.

Azimio’s Odinga came second after polling 6,942,930 votes which accounted for 48.85% of the total votes cast.