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As described in his manifesto, Kenya’s president-elect William Samoei Ruto’s bottom-up economics plan appealed to the electorate all over the country.

  • On August 15, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared William Samoei Ruto president-elect.
  • Ruto convinced the majority of voters despite his complex political history, insider status as a deputy president, and massive personal wealth.
  • Economic concerns characterised the 2022 election.

Kenya went to the polls on August 9 2022. On August 15, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared William Samoei Ruto president-elect. However, Kenya’s longstanding opposition leader, Raila Amolo Odinga, challenged Ruto’s election victory at the supreme court. Nevertheless, after a gruelling legal battle, the apex court found no convincing evidence to nullify the election result. The decision by the court confirmed Ruto as the country’s head of government for the next five years.

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