Former United States President Barrack Obama’s brother, Malik Obama, has joined a host of high profile individuals in sending a congratulatory message to President Uhuru Kenyatta following his re-election.
President Uhuru was announced president elect on Friday by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati after obtaining 8, 203, 290 which translates to 54.2 per cent.
His main challenger, National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga came was second with 6, 762, 224 votes amounting to 44.74 per cent.
In a statement through his twitter account on Saturday, Obama congratulated Kenyatta for his victory following Tuesday's general elections.
“CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA!” wrote Malik.
Various leaders have applauded the president for his victory including Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Burundi's Pierre Nkrunziza and Somali President Mohamed Farmajo.