March 21 2018

Kenya: Protests Against Kenyatta Election Victory Turn Deadly

March 21 2018, 12:36 | Clarence Walton

Kenya: Protests Against Kenyatta Election Victory Turn Deadly

Kenya: Protests Against Kenyatta Election Victory Turn Deadly

In Kenya, it's official.

"President Kenyatta is not only a close friend and brother but also a development conscious and diligent leader".

ELOG's projected outcome put Kenyatta on 54 percent, compared with the official figure of 54.3 percent.

United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres has urged Odinga to "send a clear message to his supporters urging them to refrain from violence", a statement on Saturday said. The Kenya Red Cross said it had treated or evacuated a total of 93 casualties in both Nairobi and Kisumu. "I urge all of our supporters not to go to work on Monday and to wait for further instructions on Monday, Uhuru must go home". Once again, the Kenyatta camp has won.

Kenyan police also opened fire on Saturday to disperse opposition protesters who blocked roads and set up burning barricades in a slum in Nairobi, the capital.

"We have seen the results of political violence".

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, flanked by his wife Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta, speaks following the Electoral Commission's official announcement of the election results.

PERALTA: So Raila Odinga has not spoken, but his campaign people did earlier. "It is our time to eat", they said. In 2007, more than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced when violence erupted after the general elections of that year.

For them, this is not just another election.

Mr Odinga was at the electoral headquarters prior to the announcement where he held a meeting with Mr Chebukati's team and spelled out his demands before the poll results are made public. They're calling this a revolution.

"I would like to take this opportunity on my behalf and my family and deputy, first and foremost to thank God for the favor he has shown us and the people of Kenya for the confidence they showed in me, Thank you very much Kenya".

"I am not saying Raila should concede". But do those numbers mean anything? Worldwide observers said Tuesday's vote was largely fair and a parallel tally by domestic monitors supported the outcome. He immediately extended a friendship and partnership hand to NASA's Raila Odinga. "There's no secret about that", Mr Odinga told the 4,000 people who had gathered to hear him talk on Sunday.

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