In the Sunday runoff election, President Macron, 44, defeated his far-right opponent Marie Le Pen with over 58 percent of the vote.
President Kenyatta congratulated his French counterpart on a comfortable victory, describing it as “an affirmation of the people of France’s confidence in his stewardship of the European country.”
“Heartfelt congratulations on your re-election for a second term, Your Excellency and Dear Brother.” “Your victory demonstrates the high level of trust that your fellow Kenyans and women have in your leadership,” Kenyatta wrote.
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He expressed Kenya’s commitment to continue working with France for the common good and prosperity of the two republics, and wished President Macron good health and a successful term.
“Your Excellency, Kenya remains steadfast in its commitment to continue working with your administration for the advancement of our two countries’ people.”
President Kenyatta wrote, “As you begin your second term in office, I wish you good health and success as you lead your beloved country to new heights of prosperity.”
With a growing portfolio of bilateral support in key sectors such as infrastructure, commerce, agriculture, and health, France is one of Kenya’s most important development partners.
The construction of the 233-kilometer Rironi-Mai Mahiu-Mau Summit dual carriageway, Africa’s largest Private Public Partnership (PPP) road project, is being funded by the French private sector.