Permit me, both for myself and on behalf of my fellow Germans, to congratulate you most warmly on your election as President of the Republic of Kenya and on the successfully held elections of the National Assembly, the Senate, the Governors and the County Assemblies. The Federal Republic of Germany will continue to support Kenya on its way to a peaceful and prosperous future. I am convinced that the Republic of Kenya will continue on its democratic path and drive forward its successful development. I wish all involved strength and success in further implementing this ambitious reform programme, especially in the field of devolution – an aspect which offers ample opportunity for sharing information between both our countries. Together with the Kenyan people we are happy about the largely peaceful conduct of the elections. Kenya may rightly be proud of the implementation of its 2010 Constitution and the establishment of institutions guided by the rule of law which were created under this Constitution.
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
On behalf of the President and the people of the United States, we congratulate Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as president of Kenya. We also congratulate the people of Kenya on the peaceful conduct of the election and commend Raila Odinga for accepting the Supreme Court's decision. We urge all Kenyans to peacefully accept the results of the election. The electoral process and the peaceful adjudication of disputes in the Kenyan legal system are testaments to the progress Kenya has made in strengthening its democratic institutions, and the desire of the Kenyan people to move their country forward.Now is the time for Kenyans to come together to fully implement the political, institutional, and accountability reforms envisioned in the Kenyan constitution. Kenya is an important member of the international community. We welcome and wish to underscore the importance of Kenya's commitment to uphold its international obligations, including those with respect to international justice.The United States had been "strong partners" with Kenya for more than 50 years and he doesn't expect that to change. Our relationship is based on a shared commitment to democracy, security, and opportunity. The United States remains committed to our long-standing partnership with the Kenyan people.
WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY