Kenyans urged to protest instead of work

Kenyans urged to protest instead of work

Kenyans urged to protest instead of work

Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday, August 11 after being declared victor of the 2017 presidential election, President Kenyatta thanked all Kenyans who "voted for him overwhelmingly".

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor Friday of a disputed election with 54.27% of votes, beating his rival Raila Odinga who scored 44.74%, the election commission announced. On Saturday (Aug. 12), Kenya's main Election Observation Group said its parallel vote tabulation matched the official tally from the national electoral commission.

Odinga and the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) have said they would only accept the results if allowed to access the election commission's servers to audit raw data from the country's 41,000 polling stations.

Raw polling data published on the IEBC's website says that with nearly all of results in, Mr Kenyatta - who is seeking a second term - is leading with about 54.3%, to Mr Odinga's 44.8% share of the vote.

The loser in recent presidential elections in Kenya Raila Odinga has vowed he would not remain silent in the face of what he describes as rigged vote results and says supporters should skip work until he makes a major announcement on more anti-government actions. "Now, we're very ready for whatever will come", said Duncan Nyamo, an Odinga supporter in Kibera.

"I extend a hand of partnership knowing fully well that this country needs all of us pulling together in order for us to succeed", he said. "And I am certain that there is no single Kenyan who would wish for us to go back to this", he said.

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With Kibaki's support, Kenyatta won his first term in a vote so close " 50.03 percent " that perennial challenger Odinga filed a legal challenge.

Flashpoint areas were calm on Sunday, with signs of life returning as shopkeepers cautiously reopened after two days of running battles with police, who in some cases fired live ammunition to disperse protesters.

Senator James Orengo, one of Mr Odinga's chief supporters, said the opposition would call for demonstrations.

The election was Odinga's fourth failed shot at the presidency.

Many Kenyans fear a repeat of the violence that followed the 2007 contested election, when about 1,200 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced.

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