Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated Kenya’s president-elect, William Ruto, on his victory in the August General Election.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati declared William Ruto the winner on Monday, August 15.
President Museveni praised Mr. Ruto for winning in a statement on Tuesday, assuring him of a strengthened relationship between the two nations.
“On behalf of all Ugandans, I congratulate Your Excellency Willaim Samoei Ruto upon your election as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya,” said Museveni.
“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.”
He also expressed optimism that his close partnership with Ruto shall yield greater achievements for both nations.
“Our bilateral cooperation will score tremendous achievements and I look forward to working more closely with you. God bless Kenya. God bless East Africa.”
Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan, Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former president of Somalia, Mohamed Farmaajo, and others are among the leaders who have congratulated the president-elect.