Embu residents take to streets to celebrate Ruto’s victory

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 15 Aug, 2022 20:18 | 2 mins read
Embu town residents break in celebrations after Ruto was declared President-elect. PHOTO/Brian Malila
Embu town residents break in celebrations after Ruto was declared President-elect. PHOTO/Brian Malila

Transport was paralyzed in Embu town following the announcement by Independent Electoral and Boundaries commissioner (IEBC) that William Ruto had won the August 9 presidential polls.

Locals thronged Embu town streets to celebrate Ruto's victory.

Muthoni Mwaniki a resident in Emhu town could not hold her tears after the announcement saying he loved Ruto's manifesto and that she had voted for him.

"I'm happy that Ruto has been declared the winner, Embu is among the counties that voted him overwhelmingly I loved his agenda," Muthoni said amid tears.

Muthoni urged those who were competing with the president-elect to embrace the results and move on.

She said the election had no irregularities and is one of the elections that should be celebrated by all.

"We voted and results are out, all should accept especially those who were competing with Ruto and move on," she added.

Fred Ngari another resident said Ruto's election is a clear show that Kenya is indeed governed by rule of law and no influence from any quarter should manipulate the will of the people.

"Kenya is a free country we are indeed happy over the results," Ngari said.

His sentiments were echoed by Mutiso Mutunga who noted that in every election there must be a winner and a loser and it's high time now to accept the results and move forward.

"Let us not see people moving to court even though is their right, let's respect the rule of law and move on, there should not be a camber of few individuals who should be determining the election result but the will of people should be respected," Mutunga said.

However, there are some locals who were not satisfied with the election in Embu county.

Silvia Kinyua said she supported Azimio's Raila Odinga but since he lost, she will support the elected president.

"I was for Raila but his votes were not enough it's okay life must move on let's support Ruto, "Kinyua said.

Celebrations were done across various markets in Embu county.

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