Kenyatta gathered more than 98% of votes cast in a survey re-run that saw a low turnout incompletely because of a resistance blacklist and savagery in restriction fortifications particularly in western Kenya.
Museveni tweeted a message hours after it had been proclaimed Kenyatta won rerun survey requested by the Supreme Court on September 1. He said his tweet was in his ability as seat of the East Africa Community (EAC).
The EAC bloc comprises Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, it also includes Burundi, Kenya and South Sudan. The latest country that applied to join was Somalia.
His tweet read as follows: ‘On behalf of the EAC that I chair, I congratulate H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta upon his re-election as President of Kenya in the recent repeat poll.’
FollowYoweri K Museveni
On behalf of the EAC that I chair, I congratulate H.E. @UKenyatta upon his re-election as President of Kenya in the recent repeat poll.
The court cancelled an earlier August 8 process citing irregularities. The opposition coalition, National Super Amllaince (NASA) petitioned the court and secured a historic verdict with the first ever annulment of a presidential election in Africa.
They refused to participate in the re-run with the reason that reforms ordered by the court had not been undertaken. Hence the polls were not going to be free and fair let alone credible.
Led by former Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga, NASA insists that political dialogue must take place following which fresh polls must be held in ninety days.