The winner is also required to get 25 percent of the votes of at least half of all 47 counties to avoid a runoff.
“We shall continue with the work that we have started,” Kenyatta said following the announcement.
“Kenyans want us to succeed.”
“Countries around the world have been watching us closely,” Wafula Chebukati, Kenya Electoral Commission chairman, declared.
Chebukati said that he was “confident” that the manner he election was conducted was “fair and credible”.
“We are not going to be party to it. Our issues have not been addressed. One can conclude they [electoral commission] are not keen on taking our concerns seriously,” Musalia Mudavadi, a senior official of the National Super Alliance (NASA) and former Kenyan vice president, said.
On Wednesday, Odinga – a long time rival of Kenyatta who was running for the presidency for the fourth time – rejected the results of Tuesday’s election.
International observers including the African Union said the election was free and fair and called on disputes to be resolved through the courts.
In 2013, Odinga lost to Kenyatta and claimed the results were manipulated but Kenya’s Supreme Court announced Kenyatta the winner.