15 Aug 2022

Kenya election: William Ruto declared winner amid dispute

International Editor

In Kenya, after six days of waiting the former Deputy President William Ruto has been declared winner of a tight presidential race.

But the result was disputed before it was even announced, with senior election officials disowning it, saying the process had been “opaque”.

And at the very moment the declaration was due to be made there were chaotic scenes as a brawl broke out in the tallying centre.