• Justina Wamae acknowledged William Ruto’s win after 4 days of soul searching

• William Ruto was declared president-elect after garnering 7,176,141 votes

during the Deputy Presidential debate
Roots Party's Justina Wamae during the Deputy Presidential debate
Image: Instagram

Roots Party deputy presidential candidate Justina Wamae has jumped on the bandwagon congratulating President-elect Dr. William Samoei Ruto.  

On Friday, August 19, 2022, Wamae acknowledged William Ruto’s win after 4 days of soul searching and analyzing the presidential results declared by IEBC.

“Congratulations, H.E President-Elect William Samoei Ruto and Deputy President Elect H E Rigathi Gachagua on your victory. As the representative of the Kenyan youth I will support in any way I can to achieve a financially secure Kenya that is dignified across the globe,” Justina Wamae said in part.

In her belated congratulatory message, Wamae said that IEBC delivered a free, fair, and transparent election, hence her move to congratulate Ruto and his camp.

“It has taken me 4 days listening to arguments from all quotas on whether IEBC was free, fair, and transparent and I can confidently say that the election was transparent because the polling station agents who are supreme in this process would have raised an alarm if the Presiding officer was up to no good," she noted. 

According to Wamae, the National tallying Centre had no power in determining the outcome of the 2022 Presidential election.

“So when I see some parties like Roots Party who as a member can confidently say we were disorganized in regards to agents mobilization stating that votes were stolen is simply preposterous. As a future leaders, we need to stop bashing our institutions which in turn will translate to inciting the public against constitutionally mandated institutions,” she added.

Professor George Wajackoyah’s running-mate also thanked the 61,969 supporters who voted for them in the presidential race.

“To our supporters, 61,969 is no mean feat, do not lose hope, what you did made a difference, and building on itself will go into making a difference in the future.

“H.E William Ruto and H.E Rigathi Gachagua are going to be our President and Deputy President respectively and I pray that our wonderful peaceful people of Kenya will accept the verdict. God bless you and your families as you undertake your new responsibility,” Wamae said.

Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoya and his running mate Justina Wamae at KICC ahead of party's menifesto launch on June 30, 2022
Roots party presidential candidate Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoya and his running mate Justina Wamae at KICC ahead of party's menifesto launch on June 30, 2022
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

On July 15, 2022, IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati declared Kenya Kwanza’s William Ruto, president-elect after garnering 7,176,141 votes, or 50.49 percent of the total vote, while Azimio’s Raila Odinga received 6,942,930 votes or 48.85 percent.

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