The Inspector General of the National Police Service Mr Hillary Mutyambai has broken silence hours after His Excellency the deputy president William Ruto was declared the President elect.
In his statement on behalf of the NPS, Hillary Mutyambai has noted that Kenyans need to ensure that they maintain peace now that election results have been released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
“As you are all aware, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has now discharged its constitutional mandate of declaring the presidential election results in additional to the results of the various other elective positions.”part of the statement reads.
The Inspector General of the National Police Service has since congratulated all those who made sure that the elections were peaceful and has asked them to continue being peaceful.
According to the IG, Kenyans must come together and ensure that Kenya remains everyone’s land irrespective of the political divide that they supported in the elections.
This comes hours after Kenya’s electoral commission chairman has declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election over five-time contender Raila Odinga, a triumph for the man who shook up politics by appealing to struggling Kenyans on economic terms and not on traditional ethnic ones.
Ruto received 50.49% of the vote, the chairman said, while Odinga received 48.85%