Over 40 countries have congratulated President elect Kenyatta, Statehouse

Statehouse spokesperson Manoah Esipisu PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Statehouse spokesperson Manoah Esipisu has said that more than 40 countries have congratulated Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta.

In a media briefing at Harambee house on Tuesday, Esipisu said most of those congratulatory messages had been received by the ministry of foreign affairs.

“As of yesterday, we can confirm more than 40 countries had done so,” Esipisu told reporters.

According to the official website of the president the PSCU, Britain, Bangladesh, South Sudan and Uganda were among the first countries to send their congratulatory messages.

The congratulatory message from the UK had been sent through the UK foreign minister Boris Johnson.

Esipisu also revealed that president Kenyatta was disturbed by the destruction of property through violent political protests.

“Protection of property is part of the president’s constitutional obligation,” Esipisu said.

Esipisu’s remarks come just a day after NASA leader Raila Odinga affirmed that he still considered the re-election of president Uhuru Kenyatta illegitimate.

Raila who is currently in Zanzibar, through a statement delivered by one of his advisers said that he did not blame the supreme court claiming it was acting under duress.

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to be sworn in on Tuesday 28th November.