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Kenya: Ruto declared presidential race winner after chaos over vote count

DW, 15 Aug 2022
Kenya's electoral commission chair on Monday announced that Deputy President William Ruto won the tight presidential race.

The news came just minutes after four out of seven election officials said on Monday they rejected the imminent, highly anticipated announcement.

At the same time, Ruto declared victory, stating that "there are no losers. The people of Kenya have won because we raised the political bar."

The situation quickly descended into chaos, with scuffles breaking out. Footage showed a man throwing a podium off the stage and diplomats were reportedly whisked out of the tallying hall.

Two election officials were also reportedly injured.

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