President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on his re-election.
Kenyatta said the victory is “a testimony of the confidence the people of Uganda have in his leadership.”
Yesterday, Museveni was declared winner of the hotly contested election after garnering 5,851,037 votes. His closest challenger, National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Robert Kyagulani aka Bobi Wine, amassed 3,475,298 votes.
Museveni will be in office for at least another four years, and is one of the longest-serving Presidents in Africa.
President Kenyatta said he looks forward to “continue working with President Museveni in deepening the strong bilateral ties between Kenya and Uganda for the mutual benefit of the people of the two Republics.”
He added that Uganda had “achieved stability and registered consistent economic growth under President Museveni.”
President assured Museveni of Kenya’s commitment to continue partnering with Uganda in advancing regional and continental integration agenda.