Despite low voter turnout, Kenya’s electoral commission has declared President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of a re-run of the country’s presidential election. He won 98% of the vote with turnout at just under 39%. This is less than half that record in August’s vote, according to the election commission.
Mr. Kenyatta was also declared the winner in the August vote, which was annulled because of “irregularities”. The decision from the Supreme Court canceling the result did not attribute any blame to President Kenyatta’s party or campaign.
Twitter Reactions to Kenya’s Election Results
There have been mixed reactions as expected on Twitter. While some refuse to concede to Kenyatta’s victory, there are those who really just want the country to get past this bump and move forward.
Does it matter whether the turnout was 2.5 million as the lord of poverty alleges? It would still be a win for Uhuruto. Kenya must move on
— Alex Kamweru (@akamweru) October 31, 2017
#PresidentElectKeThe Way Jubilee People keep saying "The People of Kenya have Spoken" as if the rest of us are Penguins of Madagascar.
— Simiyu (@iammasibo) October 31, 2017
Amos Kimunya: In an election, you can either win or lose & when you lose you should accept defeat #PowerBreakfast
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) October 31, 2017
— Aaron Cheruiyot (@Aaroncheruiyot) October 27, 2017
Article 138 (2) of our Constitution is crystal clear. Whatever Chebukati will be purporting to declare at Bomas this afternoon cannot be results of a presidential election in Kenya. Until and unless my Ugunja people participate, NO presidential election can be complete.
— Hon. Opiyo Wandayi, CBS (@OpiyoWandayi) October 30, 2017
With 98% win, Uhuru now joins dictator Kagame in ranks as #Kenya joins election landslide Hall of fame 100%-Ethiopia,98%-Rwanda,94%,Sudan,87%-Djibouti
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) October 30, 2017
We have lost much but gained a lot since the first election of 8/8. With the 26/10 election behind us my fellow country men & women let us move forward with purpose & vision as one country,one people, one nation led for 5 yrs by HE @UKenyatta deputised by @WilliamsRuto viva Kenya
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) October 30, 2017