President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated Kenya’s William Ruto, on his victory in presidential elections held on Tuesday August 9.

According to results announced on Monday afternoon by IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes beating closest rival Raila Odinga who got 6,942,930 votes.

In his congratulatory message, Museveni pledged Uganda’s continued partnership and cooperation with Kenya in regional and bilateral issues.

“On behalf of all Ugandans, I congratulate Your Excellency Williams Ruto upon your election as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya,” writes Museveni on Twitter.

“Further to my telephone call last night upon your victory, I wish to reassure you of Uganda’s commitment to continue partnering with Kenya in advancing regional and continental agenda through the East African Community, African Union and other multilateral platforms.”

“Our bilateral cooperation will score tremendous achievements and I look forward to working more closely with you.
God bless Kenya. God bless East Africa,” he adds.

Museveni and Ruto enjoy good relations. The pair in July last year laid a foundation stone for the multibillion Biological Drugs and mRNA Vaccine manufacturing facility at Matugga in Wakiso District.

At the event, Museveni welcomed Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto whom he described as ‘a very committed East African’ for working with the Equity Bank to secure funding for the project.

On his part, Ruto said he was representing East Africans living in Kenya as a demonstration of brotherhood of East African nations.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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