Buhari, Others Congratulate Kenya’s President-Elect, William Ruto

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Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has joined other nations’ Presidents to congratulate the newly elected President of Kenya William Ruto on his success at the poll.

”I congratulate the President-Elect of Kenya, William Ruto, on his victory in the August 9, 2022 general elections. I wish him a successful inauguration and tenure in office, while also looking forward to more fruitful and robust engagements between Nigeria and Kenya.

I commend the people of Kenya for the peaceful and transparent outcome of the elections, which once again demonstrates that the democratic process, values and principles remain the best way for the people to select their leaders and hold them accountable.

Nigeria values Kenya as a strategic partner in the fight against terrorism and violence extremism. Between us lies a long history of friendship, economic and trade ties, and effective collaboration through various international organisations.

Let me also salute President Uhuru Kenyatta for his statesmanship & exemplary leadership to the people of Kenya, & the profound legacies of his administration in infrastructure, education,healthcare reforms & tourism,as well as his strong influence & support on regional security.”

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s President

My congratulations William Ruto @WilliamsRuto, on your election as the President of the Republic of Kenya. I wish you best of luck in your endeavors ahead and we look forward to working closely with you on common bilateral and regional interests.

Abiy Ahmed Ali, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Congratulations to @WilliamsRuto on his election as the next President of Kenya.

I have no doubt he will serve his country, his people and our continent with distinction.

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe

I offer my sincere congratulations to President-elect H.E @WilliamsRuto on becoming Kenya’s 5th President. My best wishes to you as you begin your tenure at @StateHouseKenya. I look forward to closely working with you to advance our partnership in all areas of mutual benefit.

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of Somalia

Congratulations to the President elect,My friend Dr @WilliamsRuto Looking forward to your leadership and implementation of your manifesto. Kazi kwako.

Victor Wanyama, former Captain of the Kenyan National team

I wish to offer my most sincere congratulations to President-Elect of Kenya H.E. @WilliamsRuto and the people of Kenyan following the successful conclusion of the elections. You truly ran an enriching, overpowering campaign & May God help you fulfill your vision for your country.

William Samoei Arap Ruto (born 21 December 1966) is a Kenyan politician & serving as the Deputy President of Kenya since 2013.
In the 2013 presidential election, Ruto was elected the Deputy President alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta under the Jubilee Alliance ticket.

He holds a BSc in Botany & Zoology (1990), MSc (2011) and PhD (2018) from the University of Nairobi. During his time in the campus for the undergraduate course, Ruto was an active member of the Christian Union. He also served as the Chairman of the University of Nairobi’s choir.

It is through his church leadership activities at the University of Nairobi that Ruto met President Daniel Arap Moi who would introduce him to Kenya politics at later date, specifically during the 1992 general elections.

Ruto was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1998 to 2013, served as Minister for Home Affairs in the Daniel Arap Moi administration from August to December 2002. He later served in the Mwai Kibaki administration as Minister of Agriculture from 2008 to 2010 and as Minister for Higher Education from April to October 2010.

He was declared Kenya’s President-Elect on August 15, 2022.