Kenyatta declared victor of presidential election

Kenyatta declared victor of presidential election

Kenyatta declared victor of presidential election

Odinga's National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition believes the results tabulation process was rigged.

Odinga has rejected the poll and its result as "massive" fraud.

Others have been urging calm.

A Kenyan security forces member conducts an operation in Mathare 4a in Nairobi, on August 12, 2017 during running battles with protestors.

Uhuru got 8,203,290 votes while Raila got 6,726,224 votes.

'When we people call you to action, peaceful action, don't stay behind, ' he said. They knew the people would be unhappy.

If he tells us to go on the streets, we will go on the streets.

What Kenya needs right now is strong leadership.

"Use of excessive and disproportionate force is forbidden under Kenyan and worldwide law and must be avoided at all costs".

Kenya's opposition said earlier on Friday that it would "not be a party" to the commission's election announcement because its concerns about the election had not yet been addressed. We have no problem with them. "We will not relent". There was a small protest in Nairobi's Kibera slum, another scene of recent clashes. And that's a very ominous thing to say in this country because in 2007, more than a thousand Kenyans were killed during post-election violence. And it's important to say that global observers have overwhelmingly said this was a free and fair election.

On Saturday. Mr Odinga's aide James Orengo questioned Elog's independence.

Kenya's acting Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i pleaded with people to return to their normal lives and called for Kenyans to use social media responsibly.

Mr Kenyatta appealed for unity and said "there is no need for violence" following the election announcement.

"President Kenyatta is not only a close friend and brother but also a development conscious and diligent leader". I would like to thank all our supporters, staff, politicians, men and women who fought gallantly.To our competitors, we are not enemies.

There's no secret about that.' Mr Odinga was speaking for the first time since President Kenyatta was declared the victor by 1.4 million votes and following calls from the global community for him to calm his supporters.

Amnesty International called on the authorities to investigate reports that police shot dead demonstrators in opposition strongholds.

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