African leaders extend messages of congratulations to Kenya’s President-elect Ruto

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Some African leaders have taken to social media to congratulate and express their well wishes for Kenyan President-elect William Ruto.

Ruto, of the United Democratic Alliance, obtained about seven-million votes and defeated Raila Odinga the long-time leader of opposition party Azimio La Umoja who managed to secure over six-million votes.

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he has no doubt thatvRuto will serve his country well and the entire continent with sheer distinction as well.

Meanwhile, the statesmen from Kenya’s neighbouring countries on the continent’s east have also congratulated Ruto.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has wished him all the best in his endeavors and says he looks forward to strengthening bilateral ties.

President of Somalia Mohammed Farmaajo says the Kenyan President-elect ran an enriching and overpowering campaign and wished him well in fulfilling his vision.