Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The African Union Commission (AUC) has congratulated Kenya's President-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta, his Vice President-elect, William Ruto, and their Jubilee Coalition party for winning the hotly-contested maiden presidential polls under the country's new constitution.
In her congratulatory message, the AUC Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, saluted all candidates and parties to the polls, saying 'You all have made meaningful contributions towards this important democratic process.'
To the ordinary Kenyan, she said 'By turning out in your millions, you have made Africans proud and secured the Kenya you want.'
'We also congratulate the Independent Electoral and Border Commission for conducting a complex electoral process,' said Dr. Dlamini-Zuma, who called on all those who raised concerns and objections to the electoral processes to do so through legal processes.
'As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OAU and AU and the 50th anniversary of Kenya's independence this year, let us imbibe the spirit of Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance,' Dr. Dlamini-Zuma added.
Kenyatta was named winner of the election after gaining 50.07 percent of the vote, but his opponent, Raila Odinga, the country's prime minister, has refused to concede, alleging multiple failures in the election's integrity that he said has put Kenyan democracy on trial.