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August 15, 2017 8:36 PM UN turns down Nasa's plea to audit poll results

The United Nations will not audit Kenya’s just-concluded election, the organisation has said in New York. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said the organisation had declined a request by Nasa leader Raila Odinga for the organisation’s review of the August 8 election results. Mr Haq reiterated UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent statement urging Kenyan 44

August 15, 2017 9:05 AM Opposition's call to strike fails as Kenyans return to work

Kenyatta beat rival Raila Odinga by securing more than 54 percent of the vote, official results show. A Kenyan human rights group said on Saturday that 24 people had been shot dead by police since election day. The government put the number of dead at 10, and said they died "in the course of quelling riots and unlawful assembly". All deaths would be investigated 67

August 15, 2017 12:24 AM Many Kenyans return to work despite call to stay home to protest election

Opposition leader Raila Odinga says the election that President Uhuru Kenyatta won was fraudulent, and violence has followed the vote. NAIROBI, KENYA—Many residents of Kenya’s capital returned to work on Monday despite a call by opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay at home to protest last week’s disputed election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared 13

August 14, 2017 11:20 PM Kenya may have had its fairest election yet. The winner shouldn’t tarnish it

IF LOCAL and international observers are right, Kenya has just staged one of the fairest and most transparent elections in its history, as well as in the recent history of Africa. On Aug. 8, some 15 million voters went to the polls to elect 1,882 officials, including the president; on Friday, the independent electoral commission announced that incumbent 30

August 14, 2017 5:35 PM Kenya post-election deaths raise questions over police brutality

KISUMU/NAIROBI Kenya (Reuters) - Six-month-old Samantha Pendo was sleeping with her mother when police in the city of Kisumu in western Kenya forced the wooden door open a crack, fired in teargas and battered the choking baby and her parents with batons, her parents said. The couple say their experience flies in the face of government statements that only looters 38

August 13, 2017 7:21 AM Pressure mounts on Kenya opposition to quell deadly protests

Kenya's defeated opposition faced mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters Sunday after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that left at least 11 people dead. Odinga's flashpoint strongholds in western Kisumu and Nairobi's slums were quiet Sunday, with signs life was returning to normal after two days of running battles 43

August 12, 2017 6:50 PM Death toll rises in turmoil after Kenya's election

NAIROBI, Kenya -- In an escalation of Kenya's deadly election violence, police on Saturday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi slum where they have strong support. A young girl was killed by a stray bullet, nine bodies with gunshot wounds were brought overnight to the capital's 35

August 12, 2017 4:52 PM Protests Rage On in Kenya After President Is Re-Elected

So far, the death toll is lower than feared, given Kenya’s history of electoral violence. In 2007, elections that were viewed as widely flawed touched off bloodshed that left at least 1,300 people dead and 600,000 displaced. After elections in 2013, when voting systems were afflicted by widespread malfunctions and there were again accusations of vote rigging 65

August 12, 2017 10:26 AM Kenyan girl shot dead as post-election anger boils

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's main monitoring group backed the official result of this week's ballot on Saturday as opposition anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, leading to two deaths. In Nairobi, a young girl was shot dead by police firing "sporadic shots" at protesters 36

August 12, 2017 8:20 AM Relative calm in Kisumu after Kenya election clashes

Witnesses tell Al Jazeera police fired live ammunition on supporters of defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga. Kisumu, Kenya - A tense calm prevailed on Saturday in this stronghold of defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a day after his defeat to incumbent President Uharu Kenyatta was officially announced. Running street battles between 43