Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya's newly-elected President Uhuru Kenyatta has continued to receive congratulatory messages from leaders across Africa, including Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa and Nigeria, as well as organisations.
Presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria are among African and world leaders who have congratulated the newly-elected President.
President Zuma said South Africa's ties with Kenya would remain strong.
For his part, President Kikwete said Kenyan voters chose Kenyatta based on his development record, and assured that Tanzania would work with Kenya to build the East African Community (EAC).
'I would like to assure you of my personal commitment and that of my government to work with you and your government as you assume the high office in your country,' President Kikwete said.
Also, President Jonathan urged Mr. Kenyatta to rededicate himself to carrying forward the process of national healing and reconciliation.
Meanwhile, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has also sent a congratulatory message to the Government of Kenya.
'The IGAD Elections Observer Mission congratulates the great people of the Republic of Kenya for their dignity, exemplary discipline and high turnout in the General Elections conducted on 4th March 2013,' Maalim Mahhoub, IGAD Executive Secretary, said Saturday.
Also, Chair of the African Union's Panel of Eminent Personalities Chairman Kofi Annan has praised the vote outcome, saying the Panel also took note of Raila Odinga's decision to challenge the election results in court as outlined in the law.
Annan called the election a giant leap for Kenya in its efforts to put its constitution to work with the election of the new officeholders.
'I congratulate those who would be assuming their elective offices and wish them well ,' Annan said, while urging the losing candidates to ensure their supporters remain calm.