Supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta celebrate outside the media center of Jubilee Alliance in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, March 9, 2013. Kenya's presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta was on Saturday declared the fourth president after gaining 50.07 percent of total votes, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Isaack Hassan announced. (Xinhua/Meng Chenguang)
NAIROBI, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's electoral body on Saturday declared Uhuru Kenyatta as the President of the Republic of Kenya after gaining 6.17 million votes to beat his closest challenger Raila Odinga in the historic elections held on March 4.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Isaack Hassan said Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding father, won the tenth elections since independence by attaining the legal threshold required in law.
"I therefore declare Uhuru Kenyatta the duly elected president of the Republic of Kenya," Hassan told the nation in a live television address.
He said Kenyatta attained 25 percent in 32 out of 47 counties required to avoid a run-off.
NAIROBI, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The incoming Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has a herculean task of meeting hopes and aspirations of the country's 40 million people as the east African largest economy enters a new dispensation after a hotly contested general election.
The 51-year-old Kenyatta, son of the founding president, was declared the 4th president of Kenya after meeting the constitutional threshold to win presidency in a competitive poll. Full story
NAIROBI, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Jubilee Alliance's Uhuru Kenyatta secured 50.03 percent of votes in general elections on early Saturday, provisional results showed, passing the mark of 50 percent.
After votes from all 291 constituencies were counted, Kenyatta garnered 6,173,433 votes, or 50.03 percent, while his rival Raila Odinga got 5,340,546 votes. Full story