Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has been elected as the country's next President

Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto has been elected as the country's next President

William Ruto will become Kenya's fifth President since independence

Opposition leader and former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga was contesting his fifth election

The Kenya First coalition, Ruto's party, has won the majority of seats in Kenya's senate, the 2nd highest in the National Assembly

William Ruto won with 50.49% of the vote

William Ruto won with 50.49% of the vote

William Ruto expressed his "gratitude" to Kenyan citizens "who refused to be boxed into tribal cocoons."

Ruto thanked the people of Kenya for voting him as the next leader of the country in his first speech after being announced the winner of the election.

Raila Odinga's coalition rejected the election results before they had even been announced by Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)

There was chaos just before the declaration when the electoral commission's vice chairman and three other commissioners told journalists they could not support the "opaque nature" of the final phase of the process

Ruto in his acceptance speech thanked Odinga and emphasized an election that focused on issues and not ethnic divisions

Kenyans wait to see whether Raila  Odinga will go to court to contest the election results