Trump congratulates Uhuru on re-election
United States President Donald Trump has sent a congratulatory message to President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election.
In a statement sent by White House press secretary, the US government said the election was a fair and transparent contest.
The Trump administration also said those dissatisfied with the election’s outcome to resolve disputes according to the Kenyan law.
Here is the full statement:
The United States congratulates the people of Kenya on the successful conclusion of elections, and President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election.
We commend the dedication of candidates, officials, and the public to upholding a peaceful, fair, and transparent contest, and we welcome the statements by international and domestic observer missions affirming the credibility of the election.
We are troubled by reports that some demonstrations have turned violent, and call on all Kenyans to reject violence and resolve disputes in accordance with the Kenyan Constitution and the rule of law.
We welcome calls by President Kenyatta for peace and national unity.
This historic election is an important step forward, and we urge all Kenyans to unite in peace to continue building their country.
The United States will continue to partner with Kenya to secure a prosperous and peaceful future for both of our great nations.