Kenyan and British leaders congratulate Donald Trump on US election victory

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and British Prime Minister Theresa May have both congratulated Donald Trump on his Presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton.

Tweeting this morning, President Kenyatta said:

“Kenya congratulates Mr Trump for his victorious campaign, and his main opponent, Mrs Hillary Clinton, for her valiant effort.

“The ties that bind Kenya and the United States of America are close and strong.

“They are old, and based in the values that we hold dear: in democracy, in the rule of law, and the equality of the people.

“These values remain dear to the peoples of both nations, and so our friendship will endure.”

In a statement released this morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign.

“Britain and the United States have an enduring and special relationship based on the values of freedom, democracy and enterprise.

“We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defence.

“I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead.”

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