Uasin Gishu Residents Took to the Streets to Celebrate President-Elect William Ruto’s Win
Uasin Gishu residents on Monday took to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling which upheld Dr. William Samoei Ruto’s win.
Ruto defeated the opposition leader Raila Odinga who was vying for the 5th time on Azimio La Umoja Party ticket.
The residents blocked the busy Uganda road for over three hours celebrating the win.
Speaking to the press they applauded the Supreme court for upholding Ruto’s August polls win.
They said they are now expecting president Ruto to implement the bottom-up approach
“We are very happy that the supreme court upheld his win and we want him to deliver what he promised us in his manifesto,” said Clinton Kimutai.
Fred Too credited the president’s success to prayers and hard work and urged the residents to be peaceful as they work together to build the country.
“We should maintain peace and work together to build the country,” Too said.
President-elect William Samoei Ruto is to be sworn in as the fifth president of Kenya on September 6,2022.
Mr. Ruto according to the results announced by IEBC chairman Wafula Mr. Chebukati garnered 7,176,141 votes against Mr. Odinga who garnered 6,942,930 votes.
According to article 141 of the Kenyan constitution, the president-elect should be sworn in 14 days after the declaration of results by the national poll agency.
Outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta has already constituted the Assumption of Office Committee to oversee the transition.
The constitution also states that the new President will be sworn into office in a public place between 10 am and 2 pm.
By Ryan Kiprono