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William Ruto Makes History After Winning Presidency on the First Attempt 

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Deputy President William Ruto has written history after winning the presidency on his first attempt in the country’s top seat.

Ruto, who was running under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, defeated the “deep state” and the “system” by receiving 7,176, 141 votes, or 50.49 percent of the total votes cast in the general election on Tuesday, August 9.

His main Counterpart Raila Odinga came in second with 6,942,930 votes, or 48.85 percent. 

IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati made the announcement at the Bomas of Kenya at Monday August 15 at 6:03 pm.

He said that Mr. Ruto had met the constitutional requirements because he had gotten 7,176,141 votes, which was 50.49 percent of all the votes cast, and he had won at least 25 percent of the 39 counties.

Speaking after being announced as the winner, The deputy president praised God and the millions of Kenyans who supported his first run for president. 

“I want to thank God that today we have concluded this election. I know there were predictions that I won’t get here, but because there is God in heaven we are here,” Ruto said

Ruto was accompanied by Deputy President-elect Rigathi Gachagua and his wife, First Lady-elect Rachel Ruto.

However Before Ruto was pronounced the winner, there was drama in Bomas of Kenya which forced heavy presence of police before the IEBC chair announced the results.

Azimio la Umoja Presodential Candidate Raila Odinga’s Chief agent Saitabao Ole Kanchuri had suggested that the methods utilized by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to count the results of the presidential election were corrupted prior to the formal declaration by the electoral body.

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina was also in the center of the Bomas chaos that saw two IEBC officials injured.

Also Read: Sakaja Sends Message to William Ruto Moments After Being Announced the New Nairobi Governor

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