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US Based Organization Reveals if Kenya's Presidential Elections Were Fair, Sends Message to Raila

The United States-based International Human Rights Foundation has confirmed that William Ruto unquestionably won the presidential elections.

It was also the group's position that Raila Odinga should accept loss in the interest of accountability and statecraft.

"The IEBC Kenya, the country's electoral board, has certified the results of the election and pronounced William Ruto the new president of Kenya. We must have faith in the Constitution and the rule of law. It is the democratically responsible thing for Mr. Raila Odinga to do to concede, "According to a statement by the International Human Rights Foundation.

Election results on August 9 were announced on Monday, and Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner by Kenya's electoral body IEBC.

According to the announcement, Ruto had prevailed in the election for president of Kenya over two of his former superiors and friends: long-time presidential contender Raila Odinga and his supporter, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On the campaign trail, Ruto avoided discussing ethnicity, despite its importance in Kenyan politics.

According to a study conducted by The Nation, the majority of Ruto's support came from the Rift Valley and the Mount Kenya region, both of which are dominated by the Kalenjin and Kikuyu peoples, respectively.

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