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24 people killed as post-election violence engulfs Kenya

24 people killed as post-election violence engulfs Kenya

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday appealed to the opposition to hold legal demonstrations, not street protests, and allow Kenyans to get back to normal life after last week's disputed vote.

President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Friday night declared the victor of the August 08, 2017 election by the Electoral Commission Chairman, Chebukati with a 54.27% of the vote beating his closest rival, Raila Odinga who scored 44.74%.

Top Odinga lieutenant Johnson Muthama said police had been packing corpses into body bags and dumping them, remarks likely to exacerbate the tensions that followed Friday night's official announcement that Kenyatta had won, with 54.3 percent of votes.

Kenya's election commission declared the final official results, giving the incumbent a substantial margin of victory over the veteran opposition politician Raila Odinga.

But in a quick rejoinder, the incoming Nairobi Governor said the opposition leader, who is coming off a presidential election defeat to President Uhuru Kenyatta, has no mandate to make such a declaration.

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After the announcement, Mr Kenyatta called for unity, telling opposition supporters: "I reach out to you. Say this election is over, let us move on". "The impression being created on social media that we have security challenges in this country is false". "And Kenyans want us to succeed", said Kenyatta, who was flanked by his Deputy William Ruto.

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor of Kenya's presidential election on Friday amid allegations of voting fraud by the opposition.

He spoke to a crowd in Kibera, a Nairobi slum where his supporters battled police who fired live ammunition and tear gas over the past few days.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Odinga to "send a clear message to hissupporters urging them to refrain from violence", a message echoed by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. It was the most closely and nervously monitored race because of the violence following past presidential elections, notably in 2007, when more than 1,300 people died and hundreds of thousands were displaced.

In 2007, Odinga alleged electoral manipulation after President Mwai Kibaki was declared the victor of Kenya's presidential election.


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