…Says Kenya needs our prayers to avoid post- electoral violence
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi on Monday has stated that William Ruto will be sworn in as the 5th President of Kenya.
This is as he called for prayers for the country to avoid post-electoral violence.
Akinyemi disclosed while speaking on Arise TV following the declaring of William Ruto as the winner of Kenya 2022 presidential Election.
He disclosed that Ruto has been able to break the jinx of defeating the ruling elites in Kenya.
According to him, though Ruto isn’t a Saint but has been able to triumph against all political odds.
“I have sufficient confidence on the Kenya judiciary system, William Ruto will be sworn in, if anything is done to unturn the elections results, Kenya will be plunged into serious violence”, he stated.
Speaking on the performance of President, Uhuru Kenyatta, he said that the President disappointed him over his comments to Supreme Court Judges and how he handled the judgement of International Criminal Court that accused him and his Deputy, Williams Ruto for orchestrating the post election violence in 2007-08.
The 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 August 9 vote.
Ruto becomes the fifth president-elect of Kenya.
The announcement of the long-awaited outcome of Kenya’s presidential vote had earlier been 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,” the IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera told reporters.
She described the process as “opaque” but did not elaborate, saying further information would be given later.