Kenya: Ruto talked with Uhuru, putting an end to months of conflict between the two.
President-elect William Ruto has talked with President Uhuru Kenyatta, putting an end to months of conflict between the two.
Dr. Ruto acknowledged in a short statement that he had a phone chat with his employer, President Kenyatta, without specifying when the call occurred.
“We spoke about the just-completed General Election and the transition as envisioned by our democratic heritage and practice,” he stated.
Dr. Ruto said quickly after the court’s decision that he would contact President Kenyatta to negotiate the transfer to his government.
The same evening, Mr. Kenyatta delivered a short address in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the election results but neglected to acknowledge or congratulate Dr. Ruto by name.
“I want to wish all of the winners well as they lead our nation into the future. I appreciate the chance to serve “He stated this as he finished his first post-election public statement, which made no mention of Dr. Ruto.
He said that he would be in charge of ensuring a seamless transition to the next government.
“All required instructions have already been issued to enable this procedure,” he stated. He also asked Kenyans to appreciate the institutions that give birth to their new leaders, while simultaneously urging the people to continually scrutinize them as a civic obligation owed to every Kenyan.
“They (institutions) must be tested for coherence. They must continuously examine the consistency of the facts provided by these institutions…is there a consistent trend from one election to the next?
Is it about the statistics or the process? “In an apparent allusion to the Supreme Court’s decision published on Monday afternoon, he remarked.
“Can an institution rule one way in one election and another in another without being scrutinized?” He pondered this while urging Kenyans to be vigilant and hold all institutions accountable.
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