William Ruto, the winner of the election, has ruled out making a post-election deal with Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya.
Ruto said that he had made his position on the handshake known from the beginning while speaking at Bomas of Kenya moments after being named the country’s next president.
The president-elect continued by stating his belief in a government with a clear understanding of its mission and one free from influence from the opposition.
Ruto told the media, “The people voted for me because they want a government that includes checks and balances.”
He admitted that although he hasn’t spoken to President Uhuru Kenyatta, he is convinced that they will since he has been named the president-elect and anticipates being sworn in once the transition committee has finished making the necessary arrangements.
Uhuru Kenyatta, our outgoing president, and I have not spoken. There must be a transition since I am the incoming president. There will be a discussion throughout that transition, the president-elect promised.
We’ll talk at some point this evening or the next day, I’m sure.