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Why Has President Uhuru Kenyatta Not Congratulated President-Elect William Samoei Ruto- Uasin Gishui Outgoing DG

Uasin Gishu outgoing deputy governor Daniel Chemno County has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to embrace positively to congratulate deputy president William Ruto as president-elect.

This is after he defeated the opposition leader Raila Odinga in the just concluded general elections.
Speaking to the press Chemno said it’s sad that president Uhuru Kenyatta despite his deputy winning the presidency has not congratulated him.

“The rift seen between the president and his deputy should be fixed and that the president should come out and speak in regards to the outcome of the elections where his deputy was declared president-elect,” said Chemno while speaking to the press.

Uasin Gishu is the home to the deputy president William Ruto who was recently declared by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati as president-elect.

“In the past, we have supported president Kenyatta and we ask him to reciprocate our kindness this time round. The president has not spoken out since the results were announced. We, therefore, ask him to at least address the nation so that we can know what is going on. The silence of the head of state is alarming. He should at least say something so that we can know how the situation is,” said Chemno.

Chemno applauded Uasin Gishu residents for maintaining peace during and after the election and also the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC for conducting free and fair elections.

“I thank all of you for showing a high level of maturity by maintaining peace during the entire process of casting votes, tallying until the declaration of the results. We have proven that Uasin Gishu County is not a violent hotspot. There was peace and no cases of violence were reported, he added.
He also applauded IEBC for conducting free, fair, and verifiable elections.

“I want to applaud IEBC for conducting a free and fair election where there was transparency in the transmission of results. Our country is gradually improving in matters of technology and there will be more improvements in the election system in years to come,” added Chemno.

The Uasin Gishu Assumption of the Office of the Governor Committee is currently carrying out preparations for the swearing-in ceremony of the incoming Governor set to take place this Thursday.

By Cynthia Ochieng

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