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President Jacob Zuma on Saturday congratulated the newly elected president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
“President Zuma looks forward to working together with the Kenyan government and the people.... in strengthening bilateral relations,” the department of international relations said in a statement.
Zuma also commended the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission for a successful and peaceful election process on March 4.
“Since the introduction of multiparty democracy in 1992, the people of Kenya have shown their determination.... to consolidate peace, enhance national reconciliation, strengthen Kenya's democratic process and lay the foundation for economic and social development.”
Final results on Saturday showed that Kenyatta narrowly won Kenya's presidential election but his main rival refused to concede, international news agency Agence France-Presse reported.
Raila Odinga said he would contest the election results. -Sapa