Portman Applauds Kenyan Supreme Court’s Decision on Presidential Election

September 5, 2022 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the decision by Kenya’s Supreme Court to confirm the result of last month’s presidential election. Portman traveled to Kenya last month on a bipartisan congressional delegation just a few days after the presidential election, where he met with President-elect Ruto, his opponent former Prime Minister Odinga, and President Kenyatta. 

“I applaud the Kenyan Supreme Court’s decision today confirming the results of last month’s presidential election. This is an important step forward for democracy and the rule of law in Kenya,” said Portman. “After traveling to Kenya last month and visiting with President-elect Ruto, I believe he is a strong leader who will work to bring all parties together in order to bring greater prosperity to his country.”