The supreme court of Kenya on Monday upheld the election victory of the president elect William Ruto opening a floodgate of Congratulatory messages from across the globe.
The longest serving president in east Africa Yoweri Museveni was among the regional leaders who sent the incoming president William Ruto a message of good will.
Taking to his Twitter account, the veteran Ugandan leader who has been in power since 1986 revealed that he rang Ruto to congratulate him on the unanimous decision of the court to uphold his election as the 5th president.
He Stated that he will be looking forward to working with the president elect to advance the east Africa agenda.
“I rang H.E @WilliamsRuto to congratulate him on the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to uphold his election as the 5th President of Kenya. I look forward to working with him to strengthen our Strategic Partnership in advancing the EAC agenda. God bless the people of Kenya”, said Museveni.
His message elicited reactions from Ugandans and kenyans online with some like Paul wondering when Museveni will be retiring saying there is need for new faces on the throne.
Paul Weresia: When are you retiring?We need new faces on the throne.When you say you look forward to working with him this means Ruto will retire while you are still in office because you said the same to Uhuru Kenyatta, it’s time to go home and wait to die peacefully.
However, Nathan was quick to correct Paul hilariously saying Ruto is only the 5th in Kenya while Museveni is the 9th of Uganda, meaning Kenya is yet to catch up with her western neighbor.
Nathan: Paul, u might wish to know that Uganda has seen more faces of new presidents than Kenya. WR is the 5th in Kenya, M7 is the 9th in Uganda. Let us first equalise the numbers b4 we talk of a new face in Uganda.
Opawuely: Uganda has had 8 presidents since 1962. Kenya has to catch up.
Robert Ngetich: As Kenyans, we can’t thank you enough your excellency. Only God can reward you on our behalf. It’s only when our history will be written when Kenyans will fully appreciate the huge role you played in our third and final liberation. Thanks so much Mr president, thank you Uganda.