France congratulates Kenyan leader on re-election
Paris, 13 August 2017
France congratulates the Kenyan people on their exemplary civic engagement in an electoral process which has demonstrated, under the scrutiny of the whole world, that democracy and the rule of law have irreversibly taken root on the African continent.
The French President congratulates President Kenyatta on his re-election and adds his voice to all those who, like the Chairperson of the African Union, are expressing their concerns about the violence and appealing for calm and respect for the democratic rules, including the presentation of challenges by legal means.
France stands ready to deepen its ties with Kenya, in the spirit of a renewed partnership between Africa and the European Union./.