•Ruto needed 50 per cent plus one of the countrywide tally, and 25 per cent of the votes in at least 24 counties to be declared president.
•The 55-year-old Kenya Kwanza leader was declared president-elect on August 15, 2022 by IEBC.
President-elect William Ruto has said that he will serve Kenyans equally as president once he takes over from the current government.
Speaking shortly after being declared the winner at the Bomas of Kenya, Ruto said the differences that occurred during the campaign period are now water under the bridge.
He pledged to build a united country with the hope to make the lives of Kenyans better.
“I will be immensely honored to be the 5th president of Kenya. I know heavy responsibilities await me but Kenyans know am a hard worker and I will work very hard not to fail them," he said.
"Our government will go out of our way and work round the clock to ensure that happens."
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced the 55-year-old Kenya Kwanza leader as president-elect on August 15, 2022.
Ruto needed 50 per cent plus one of the countrywide tally, and 25 per cent of the votes in at least 24 counties to be declared president.
Ruto garnered 7,176,141 votes representing 50.49 per cent of the final vote, while Azimio’s Raila Odinga who came in second place received 6,942,930 votes representing 48.85 per cent.