East Africa heads of State were the first to congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda in his congratulatory message rooted for Kenya’s cooperation in developing the region.
He said the re-election was a testament that his development in the country and the region in the last five years was appreciated by the voters.
“As you embark on your new term of office, I am confident that you will continue with these efforts and the important task of promoting the unity and development of your people. Under your leadership Kenya has continued to be a key regional economic, peace and security partner,” said President Museveni.
“I therefore look forward to continue working with you to strengthen further the brotherly relations and cooperation between out two countries, as well as other EAC partner states in the quest to develop our region. “
President John Magufuli of Tanzania posted his congratulatory message on his Twitter handle wishing Mr Kenyatta success.
“Nakupongeza Ndg.Uhuru Kenyatta kwa kuchaguliwa kuwa Rais wa Kenya kwa kipindi kingine. Nakutakia mafanikio mema,” he wrote (I congratulate you my brother Uhuru Kenyatta upon your relction as president of Kenya for another term. I wish you success).
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda also in his message posted on Twitter called for entrenched development in the region.
“Congratulations my brother @UKenyatta for a successful election and the trust Kenyans have placed in you!” he posted on his Twitter account.
“@UKenyatta Pamoja tuzidi kujenga umoja na maendeleo ya mataifa na jumuiya yetu.” (Together lets forge for unity and development for our region)
President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi wrote; “On behalf of all Burundians, I congratulate President elect @UKenyatta and the people of Kenya. Looking forward to strengthen our relations.”