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Lusaka, Tuesday, November 21, 2017: COMESA has congratulated H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta for his victory in the October 26, 2017 repeat Presidential Elections. In a message signed by Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya, the regional bloc described President Kenyatta’s compliance to the rule of law and the Constitution of Kenya as admirable.

“The Republic of Kenya under your leadership, has set another example to the African continent and indeed the world by affirming that Kenya is a country governed by the rule of law rather than the rule of man,” the Secretary General said.

In September, the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the August 8 2017 Presidential elections on account of electoral process that were not compliant with the rules. The Court ordered a repeat Presidential election which subsequently took place on 26 October 2017.

The Secretary General assured of COMESA’s support to President Kenyatta and his government as he ‘embarks on the onerous task of uniting the nation and refocusing national attention to the priorities of nation building’.