Comedian Njugush, football star Victor Wanyama and Kate Actress were among celebrities who sent congratulatory messages to William Ruto after the elections win. Source: UGCPresident-elect William RutoThe celebrities penned heartwarming congratulatory messages to Ruto while calling on Kenyans to unite despite their political differences. Peace, peace , peace, peace. See the post below:Canadian-based Kenyan football star Victor Wanyama posted his congratulatory message on his TwitterSee the Tweet below:Award-winning actress Catherine Kamau alias Kate Actress wrote on her Instagram in part:"Congratulations sir @williamsamoeiruto. See the post below:William Ruto declared winnerIEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declared Ruto as the duly elected president with 7,176,141 votes after a lengthy delay.
August 16, 2022 05:45 UTC
[Standard]The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) has declared William Ruto the fifth president of Kenya. Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate William Ruto during the unveiling of his running mate Rigathi Gachagua at Karen, Nairobi on May 15, 2022. He passed his exams and joined Wareng Boys High School in Eldoret municipality in 1981 and, thereafter, moved to Kapsabet Boys High School for his ‘A’ level studies in 1985. The DP's schoolmates at Wareng High School in Eldoret and at Kapsabet High school in Nandi also regard him highly. Timur is currently the principal of Kipsangui Boys High school in Merewet area of Soy constituency in Uasin Gishu.
August 16, 2022 05:25 UTC
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission has lauded leaders who have conceded defeat. We commend every leader who has peacefully accepted defeat and those who are seeking legal redress peacefully,” NCIC chairman Samuel Kobia said. The chairperson urged Kenyans to maintain peace as they await IEBC to declare the winner and accept the results. “Kenyans must allow any issues that may arise to be addressed by our courts,” Kobia said. “We are all brothers and sisters and Kenya needs us to remain so, no matter our political inclination,” Kobia said.
August 16, 2022 04:59 UTC
Raila Odinga (left) and William Ruto have both appealed for calm. Photo: Patrick Meinhardt, Simon MAINA / AFP/FileSource: AFPKenya is expected Monday to learn the outcome of its closely-fought presidential election after a long wait for results that has put the nation on edge. Supporters of Raila Odinga watch television as they wait for the results of Kenya's election. Photo: Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFPSource: AFPThe Star newspaper on Monday said "public anxiety" over the election results was at "breaking point." Dozens of people were killed in the chaos that followed the election, with police brutality blamed for the deaths.
August 16, 2022 04:38 UTC
A summer of extreme weather in China has seen multiple megacities record their hottest days ever. Photo: Hector RETAMAL / AFP/FileSource: AFPChinese lithium hub Sichuan province will ration electricity supply to factories until Saturday, state media reported, as a heatwave sends power demands soaring and dries up reservoirs. A summer of extreme weather in China has seen multiple major cities record their hottest days ever. Provinces including Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui that rely on power from western China have also issued electricity curbs for industrial users to ensure homes had enough power, according to local media reports. Scientists say extreme weather across the world has become more frequent due to climate change, and will likely grow more intense as global temperatures rise.
August 16, 2022 04:24 UTC
The University of Minnesota volleyball team will open its 2022 season ranked No. It's a slight improvement from the end of the 2021 season which saw the Gophers ranked No. Three Big Ten teams are ranked in the Top 5 to open the season with Nebraska the preseason No. Overall the Gophers have 15 teams ranked in the Top 25 on their 28 match schedule, starting with their season opener vs. No. 3 WisconsinSept. 28 vs. NorthwesternOct. 1 vs. IowaOct. 7 at MichiganOct. 9 at Michigan StateOct. 12 vs. No.
August 16, 2022 04:23 UTC
Sports Hall of Fame during an Aug. 12 ceremony at Credit Union Place in Summerside alongside baseball and hockey legend Colin (Coke) Grady and champion horse driver Earl Smith. sports great, the hall of fame induction is an honour that was a long time coming. - Kyle ReidBig PoppaThe first powerlifter inducted into the provincial sports hall of fame, Nicholls competed in his first sanctioned powerlifting event in 1990. Nicholls said he hopes the historic induction into the hall of fame helps to build the sport of powerlifting in P.E.I. Smith died on July 26 of cardiac arrest before his hall of fame induction ceremony.
August 16, 2022 04:11 UTC
President-elect William Ruto has now revealed that he had a phone call with Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga on Monday morning. He said they had a candid discussion on the way forward for the country. Ruto divulged that they discussed about the election and agreed that whichever way it goes, they will maintain peace. "As a Democrat, maybe I should disclose that this morning, I called my competitor the honorable Raila Odinga and I had a discussion with him," he said. In his final rally at Kasarani Stadium on August 6, Raila said he will shake hands with Ruto whether he wins or not.
August 16, 2022 03:59 UTC
Fresh from winning 10,000m silver at the just concluded Commonwealth Games 10,000m, Irene Chepet Cheptai has officially quit track to focus on her road running. “ I have competed in many road races including half marathons, 10km, and 5km but I have never run a marathon. “I have had good days on track and it is high time I venture into road races in the future. “It has been a good season for me and I want to run a good race next month. Faith will be up against world 1,500m silver medalist Gudaf Tsegay and bronze medalist Laura Muir.
August 16, 2022 02:21 UTC
Outside, the queue of cars waiting to drop off people, many of them fearing likely violence during the election, was long too. In the past, the once-illustrious Ugandan town of Jinja was taken over by Kenyan-Asian families, election refugees, waiting for the possible election uncertainties back home to blow over before returning. It was the first time a court nullified a presidential election in Africa. It seemed then that the nullification of the presidential election had the opposite effect on them. Rather than fear, it had suggested to them that, at some level, Kenya was a country of the rule of law.
August 16, 2022 01:41 UTC
The head of Kenya's election body on Monday declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the country's close-fought presidential election, despite several commissioners rejecting the results. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Wafula Chebukati said Ruto had won almost 7.18 million votes (50.49 percent) against 6.94 million (48.85 percent) for his rival Raila Odinga in the 9 August vote.
August 16, 2022 00:10 UTC
The announcement of the long-awaited outcome of Kenya's presidential vote was thrown into chaos on Monday after four out of seven election commissioners said they could not recognise the results. "We cannot take ownership of the result that will be announced," Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chair Juliana Cherera told reporters. The IEBC had earlier said it would be issuing the results of the closely fought 9 August race at 12:00 but by almost 15:00 there was still no announcement. WATCH | Kenya moves closer to results of tight election raceLatest official results published by Kenyan media early Monday had given Deputy President William Ruto a slight edge over Raila Odinga, the veteran opposition leader who had run with the support of the ruling party. The IEBC has been under pressure to deliver a clean poll after claims of rigging and mismanagement led to the annulment of the 2017 election race.
August 16, 2022 00:10 UTC
Once the personal aide to departing President Uhuru Kenyatta, Gachagua and his new boss William Ruto shrugged off graft allegations to win a closely fought election race. In 1991, Gachagua became a junior district administrator in the authoritarian government of the late president Daniel arap Moi. As loyalties shifted, Gachagua became part of Ruto's inner circle and a fierce critic of his former boss. Gachagua -- a Kikuyu -- hails from the populous Mount Kenya region, which has produced three of the country's four presidents since independence in 1963. 'Sham trial'Some observers say Gachagua could shape up to be a key leader in Mount Kenya, potentially dominating the country's most politically influential community.
August 15, 2022 23:51 UTC
President-elect William Samoei Ruto will go down in Kenya's history as the first deputy President to succeed his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP Ruto during a media briefing at State House during their first term. Things fell apart following a grand handshake between the outgoing President Kenyatta and his rival turned ally, Raila Odinga in March 2018. Musalia MudavadiMudavadi served Kenya as the seventh Vice President under the government of the late President Mwai Kibaki. George SaitotiSaitoti served Kenya as longest Vice President in the Mzee Daniel arap Moi’s government from 1989 to 1999.
August 15, 2022 22:47 UTC
NCIC chairperson Samuel Kobia while addressing the Media on the state of Peace and Cohesion expressed his gratitude towards Kenyans for maintaining peace and stability throughout the period. "We as NCIC are fully aware that there is heightened anxiety among Kenyans as we all eagerly await the announcement of the president elect. In these uncertain times we must thank everyone for being peaceful & managing their anxiety in a peaceful manner," said Dr Kobia. NCIC reiterated that elections are not a do or die situation hence Kenyans and politicians in general should maintain peace and harmony. Pulse Live KenyaThe statutory body concluded the statement by urging Kenyans and politicians to accept the results and if any petitions arise to let the courts do their thing independently.
August 15, 2022 22:31 UTC