French President Emmanuel Macron

In the Sunday runoff election, President Macron, 44, defeated his opponent Marie Le Pen with nearly 58 percent of the vote.

President Kenyatta congratulated his French counterpart on a comfortable victory, describing it as “an expression of the people of France’s faith in his administration of the European country.”

“Congratulations on your re-election for a second term, Your Excellency and Dear Brother. Your victory demonstrates the great level of trust that your countrymen and women have in you as a leader “President Kenyatta penned a letter.

He reassured President Macron that Kenya is committed to continuing to collaborate with France for the greater benefit.President Kenyatta wrote, “As you begin your second term in office, I wish you good health and success as you lead your dear country to new heights of wealth.”

With a growing portfolio of bilateral support in critical areas such as infrastructure, trade, agriculture, and health, France is one of Kenya’s most important development partners.

The development 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.