Kenya’s electoral commission chairman has declared Deputy President, William Ruto, the winner of the presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga.
Ruto garnered 50.49% against Odinga’s 48.85%.
Ruto becomes the first presidential candidate in Kenya to win the election at first time of asking.
Odinga’s loss means he has lost against four of Kenya’s five presidents.
In 1997 he lost to Arap Moi, in 2007 he lost to Mwai Kibaki, in 2013 and 2017 he lost to Uhuru Kenyatta, now he has lost to Ruto, who was his running mate in 2007.