Celebrations rock Gatundu South after Ruto’s victory
Celebrations rocked Mutomo village in Gatundu South, Kiambu, after Kenya Kwanza flag bearer William Ruto was declared president-elect on Monday, August 15, 2022.
Armed with wheelbarrows, vuvuzelas, whistles and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) regalia, the happy residents upheld that Ruto holds the future of the country owing to his fresh economic revolution ideas.
"We believe in Ruto, he is young and knowledgeable. He has beaten the odds to become who he is today and given an opportunity, he can perform for Kenya. We are happy he will be our next President," Margaret Njeri, a resident said.
The residents expressed optimism that Ruto will turn around the country's economy which has seen the cost of living hit the roof.
"We are struggling with life and we can no longer bear the hardships of meeting our obligations at this time as we have no jobs. We believe Ruto will turn around all these and offer us decent lives," Patricia Muthoni, a youth said.
They further praised the election of Ruto saying that, unlike his challengers, he had tabled the best solutions to the issue of joblessness besides protecting the 'downtrodden' forgotten by governments.
The enthusiastic Kenyans said Ruto inspires the young generation to dare to dream having risen from nothing to the very top.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati declared Ruto the winner of the presidential poll amid chaotic scenes that were witnessed at the country’s national tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
He emerged the first among the contenders followed by Azimio la Umoja- OKA presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga, George Wajackoyah of Roots Party and David Mwaure of Agano party.