Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has sent a congratulatory message to Uhuru Kenyatta following his declaration as the winner of October 26th repeat presidential election.
In a statement on Monday night, Museveni said Uhuru's re-election was a manifestation of the will of Kenyans and the confidence they have on his leadership.
“Your re-election is a clear testimony of the trust you have earned from the people of Kenya and appreciation of efforts you have made towards development of your country and region for the last five years,” read part of the statement.
Museveni further reiterated his commitment to working together with President Uhuru to strengthen links between Kenya and Uganda.
“I look forward to continue working with you to strengthen the brotherly relations and cooperation between our two countries as well as other EAC partner states in the quest to develop our region,” the statement continued.
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati announced Kenyatta the winner of the fresh presidential election on Monday by after marshaling 7.4 million votes – 98 per cent of the of the total votes cast.