Deputy President William Ruto has been declared the winner of the Kenya Presidential Election.
The Electoral Commission stated that Ruto defeated Raila Odinga with 50.49% votes, narrowly avoiding a run-off.
Ruto who succeeds outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta becomes the fifth president of the country.
It was gathered that incumbent President Kenyatta is expected to vacate office later in August.
Ruto’s rival, Raila Odinga, rejected the results announced by Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
According to CNN, Odinga’s coalition had rejected the results, with fighting breaking out and chairs being thrown in the building.
The country’s electoral commission was split over the results of the country’s election, as four officials disowned the commission’s Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s results, officials said at a separate press conference.
The IEBC’s vice chair Juliana Cherera was among those disputing the results.