President Kenyatta has sent a congratulatory message to former football star George Weah on his election as Liberian President in the run-off held on Tuesday.
In a message through his Twitter handle, President Kenyatta commended the people of Liberia for upholding peace during the poll and pledged his support to the newly elected head of state.
“President-elect Weah’s victory is a triumph of democracy. Kenya will stand with Liberia, for we believe that Pan-African cooperation will win every African the prosperity and freedom they deserve. I look forward to working with President Weah in the service of those ideals,” President Kenyatta tweeted.
Weah will take over from the outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in January in what will be the country’s first democratic transition in over 70 years.
Taking to Twitter, the Liberian President-Elect said: “My fellow Liberians, I deeply feel the emotion of all the nation. I measure the importance and the responsibility of the immense task which I embrace today. Change is on."
Weah will be the 25th president of the Western African country. 51-year-old Weah played in top European football teams including Monaco, Paris Saint Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City and Marseille and also represented the Liberian National team from 1987 to 2003.
Weah was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1995 and African Player of the Year in 1989, 1994, and 1996. In 1996, he was named African Player of the Century.