Kenya election body: Ruto’s party wins governorship of Kenya’s capital

By Thomson Reuters Aug 14, 2022 | 3:02 AM

By George Obulutsa

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Deputy President William Ruto’s party has won the governorship of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the election commission announced on Sunday, handing Ruto’s party control of East Africa’s wealthiest city.

Johnson Sakaja, a former senator for Nairobi, won the race in Tuesday’s election, announced Nairobi county returning officer Albert Gogo.

(Reporting by George Obulutsa; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Frances Kerry)