The IEBC Gazettes William Ruto, As President Elect

William Ruto has been recognized as the legitimately elected President by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Additionally, Rigathi Gachagua, his running mate, has been properly recognized as the Deputy President.

The IEBC Chairman Chebukati stated in a gazette notice dated August 15 that the aforementioned is in accordance with a clause established in the Kenyan Constitution that commands a declared winner in the presidential elections to be elected president.

“Ruto William Samoei and Gachagua Rigathi have been duly elected as the President and Deputy President respectively of the Republic of Kenya having complied with the provisions of Article 138(4) of the Constitution,” said Chebukati.

Article 138 of the Constitution subsection (a) and (b) dictates that “A candidate shall be declared elected as President if the candidate receives (a) more than half of all the votes cast in the election; and (b) at least twenty-five per cent of the votes cast in each of more than half of the counties.” 

At the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Monday, the pair were proclaimed the winners of the 2022 General Election.

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Written by Esther Oyugi

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