Conservative William Ruto Sworn in as President of Kenya

The photo shows William Ruto in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Dean Calma / IAEA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons)

William Ruto has been sworn in as the President of Kenya after narrowly beating challenger Raila Odinga. Ruto received 50.9 percent of the vote, while Odinga received 48.9 percent.

The election took place on August 9. But the results were close, and Odinga claimed election fraud. He appealed to the Kenya Supreme Court, which confirmed Ruto as the winner.

Nehemiah with FMI says, “I was in Kenya, witnessing protests and people in the streets. I saw people burning tires. Markets were closed, there was no movement. People were protesting against the decision.”

Odinga comes from a wealthy Kenyan family and has run for president several times. His platform includes affordable healthcare for the impoverished in Kenya. He also promised to crack down on rampant corruption.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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