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William Ruto declared winner of Kenya presidential election amid dispute

Electoral commission chair declares deputy president winner of tight race as other senior officials disown results

Kenya’s electoral commission chair has declared William Ruto the winner of a tight presidential race but, amid chaotic scenes, four other senior election officials have said the week-long count was too opaque and disowned the result.

Ruto, the deputy president, had appeared to be leading the longtime opposition leader, Raila Odinga, as Kenyans awaited final results of the election held nearly a week ago.

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