Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya's newly-elected President, Uhuru Kenyatta, Saturday pledged to tackle insecurity with the full force of Kenya's resources and cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In his victory speech shortly after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officially declared him winner of the 4 March polls, Kenyatta said: 'Today is the real victory. This is indeed Kenya's moment. You have put your trust in me to lead as the next President. This is about the people of Kenya.'
The incoming Kenyan President appeared to admit that the elections were troubled and pledged to work with the IEBC to rectify its shortcomings.
The long process of tallying the votes caused public anxiety while the IEBC admitted that its systems failed.
'We have demonstrated to the world that we are a nation of peace lovers,' Kenyatta said.
Kenyatta emphasised his readiness to work with Raila Odinga and all the other candidates in the race and vowed that his party would implement all its pre-election pledges.
Kenyatta's trial at the ICC is due to start on 9 July on what would become an international trial of one of the world's newest leaders.
The new leader said the world must also accept that Kenya is a sovereign nation and the desire of its people must be respected.
'Let us work to fulfill the dreams of the Kenyan people. Let us pull together. This country has great potentials to ensure that Kenya's greatness is truly seen,' Kenyatta said.
Earlier, Kenyatta's running mate, William Ruto, said his party's victory was a result of long planning and grassroots mobilisation.
The election was nearly messed by a massive gang attack against the Police force in Mombasa where some 19 people were killed the night before the polls.