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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on Kenya Elections

The United States congratulates the people of Kenya on the successful conclusion of elections, and President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election.  We commend the dedication of candidates, officials, and the public to upholding a peaceful, fair, and transparent contest, and we welcome the statements by international and domestic observer missions affirming the credibility of the election. 

We are troubled by reports that some demonstrations have turned violent, and call on all Kenyans to reject violence and resolve disputes in accordance with the Kenyan Constitution and the rule of law.  We welcome calls by President Kenyatta for peace and national unity.  

This historic election is an important step forward, and we urge all Kenyans to unite in peace to continue building their country.  The United States will continue to partner with Kenya to secure a prosperous and peaceful future for both of our great nations.