Congratulatory messages to William Ruto began streaming in shortly after the Supreme Court upheld his victory as the president-elect.
Uganda president Yoweri Museveni said he had personally contacted the incoming Head of State and congratulated him after Supreme Court’s decision.
“I rang H.E William Ruto to congratulate him on the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to uphold his election as the 5th President of Kenya. I look forward to working with him to strengthen our Strategic Partnership in advancing the EAC agenda. God bless the people of Kenya,” he posted on his social media account.
African Union Commission’s Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat also sent his regards to the incoming president and praised Odinga for accepting Supreme Court’s judgment.
“My warmest congratulations to president-elect Williams Ruto on being declared the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya upon the confirmation of the election results. I also wish to salute the leadership of Raila Odinga for respecting the Supreme Court ruling,” Faki said.
United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in a statement, he is looking forward to enhancing the partnership between Kenya and the United States.
“The United States and Kenya share a strong and longstanding partnership based on a commitment to democracy, security, and economic prosperity. We look forward to enhancing this partnership with President Ruto and his new government,” said Blinken.
United Kingdom’s Minister for Africa Vicky Ford said she looked forward to working with Ruto to strengthen partnerships between the two countries.
“Kenya and its leaders can be proud of the example it has set to the world: following a calm, peaceful and transparent democratic process,” said Ford.