Thousands flock the streets to celebrate Uhuru victory
Thousands of Kenyans took to the streets on Friday night (August 11) to celebrate the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta as President to serve a second term.
Residents of different parts of the country joined Ichaweri residents to celebrate after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced President Kenyatta the winner after garnering 8,203, 290 votes against his closest challenger, Raila Odinga, who received 6,762,224 votes.
In Nyahururu and Nanyuki towns in Laikipia County, Jubilee supporters braved the chilly weather to jam the streets in celebrations following the announcement.
The residents praised the IEBC for conducting what they termed as the most peaceful elections the country has ever had.
In Narok, jubilant supporters hanged on cars carrying green leaves and calling on all Kenyans to embrace development and peace as they return back to normal lives.
In Samburu County, celebrations rented the air in as residents dashed to the streets in Maralal town to celebrate President Kenyatta’s win.
The residents expressed their satisfaction and trust in Jubilee government’s leadership further expressing optimism that the President would fulfill his promises to the country in his second term.
Other parts of the country that witnessed such celebrations include Nakuru, Nyeri, Murang’a and President Kenyatta’s backyard, Gatundu South.
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