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Deputy president Ruto is declared the election winner

Kenya's head of the commission for elections has declared the Kenya's Deputy President Mr. William Ruto as the winner of the presidential election

It is noted that Ruto received 50.49% of the vote, the chairman said, while Odinga received 48.85%.

The election is seen as a test of Kenya’s stability, is widely also seen as one of the most significant in Africa this year.

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About Kenya

Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania.

Kenya was admitted to United Nations membership on 16 December 1963, the same year the country attained independence. In 1996, the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) was established, becoming one of four major UN office sites and the UN's headquarters in Africa.

Freedom House reports that "Kenya holds regular multiparty elections. However, pervasive corruption and brutality by security forces remain serious problems. The country’s media and civil society sectors are vibrant, even as journalists and human rights defenders remain vulnerable to restrictive laws and intimidation."

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