On his fifth attempt, William Ruto, the former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga, was succeeded in becoming the nation of East Africa’s fifth president.

William Ruto, the deputy president, won Kenya’s presidential election, according to the results declared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Monday, August 15. He is now in charge of the richest and most stable country in the region.

With 50.4% of the vote, he barely defeated Raila Odinga as his opponent.

Due to claims of vote-rigging by Odinga’s campaign, the announcement was delayed.