U.S. Message to Kenya Avoids Naming President

    Kenyan president elect Uhuru Kenyatta, center, and his vice-presidential candidate William Ruto wave at supporters after winning the elections in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, March 9, 2013.  Kenya's election commission posted complete results early Saturday showing that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta prevailed in the country's presidential elections by the slimmest of margins, winning 50.03 percent of the vote.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Kenyan president elect Uhuru Kenyatta (center) on Saturday. (Jerome Delay/AP)

    Just hours after Uhuru Kenyatta’s narrow win in Kenya’s presidential election, newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry sent a congratulatory message to the country on its peaceful elections, but failed to so much as mention the new president. In the weeks leading up to the election, the United States warned of “consequences” should the ruthless leader—accused of crimes against humanity that include killing more than 1,000—win. Kerry said his mission was “see the will of the Kenyan people expressed freely and fairly." Talk about mixed messages.

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