Burundi’s president Evariste congratulates Ruto on his win

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Burundi's president Evariste congratulates Ruto on his win
Burundi's president Evariste congratulates Ruto on his win

Africa-Press – Kenya. Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye has congratulated President-elect William Ruto.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Evariste urged all political parties to embrace peace.

“My heartfelt congratulations to the President-elect William Ruto and the people of the Republic of Kenya for holding free, fair and peaceful elections,” Evariste said in a tweet.

“We urge all the parties to preserve peace, and disputes be resolved by existing competent legal mechanisms,” Evariste said in a tweet.

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati on Monday declared Ruto as the president-elect.

Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes representing 50.49 per cent of the total vote while his rival, Raila Odinga garnered 6,942,930, which was 48.85 per cent of the vote.

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