Africa-Press – Kenya. Homa Bay County Governor-elect Gladys Wanga now says she is hurt over the announcement of William Ruto as the winner of the August 9 presidential election.
In a message to the people of Homa Bay, Wanga said she was aware that they are disappointed, and that she shares the same as a supporter of Raila Odinga.
The Governor-elect noted that she is also hurting on a very personal level.
“I am aware that many of you are currently hurting and struggling with disappointment and lack of clarity over what happened on Monday. As a strong supporter of Baba, I share your disappointment. I am hurt at a very personal level,” Wanga said on Facebook.
She called on supporters of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga to pray for him, as they seek legal redress.
“In the meantime, let’s stand firmly behind Baba and pray for him.”
Deputy President William Ruto was on Monday declared President-elect of the Republic of Kenya.
Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes (50.49 per cent), defeating Azimio flag bearer Raila Odinga who had 6,942,930 votes (48.85 per cent).
The declaration of Ruto as President-elect was made by chairman Wafula Chebukati of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission after nearly six days of tallying at the Bomas of Kenya.
Of the 47 counties, Ruto garnered more than 25 per cent of the votes cast in 39, exceeding the minimum 24 counties required by the Constitution. Raila achieved 25 per cent of the votes cast in 34 counties.
Roots Party presidential hopeful George Wajackoyah came a distant third with 61,969 votes followed by Agano’s David Mwaure, who polled 31,987 votes.