Tanzania's President, Jakaya Kikwete happy to step down after two terms in office

Tanzania’s outgoing President Jakaya Kikwete says he is happy to be leaving office.

His successor John Magufuli was yesterday declared the winner of Sunday’s presidential election.

Mr Kikwete – who has served the maximum of two terms in office – is quoted by AFP as saying: “Why should I be sad?… I played my part, now I have to move on, let a new team come and take the nation further.”

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