frozenmail.net
frozenmail.net December 13, 2017


Kenya's Newly Re-elected President Calls For Calm As Violence Grows

12 August 2017, 04:37 | Christie Tate

Pic courtesy ANI

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election claims 24 lives Human rights

Cheers and singing broke out at the national tallying centre as the results were announced.

Kenya has seen post-election violence.

More than 15 million people cast their ballots, representing 78 percent of the registered voters.

Opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed his loss was down to vote rigging and said the election was a "charade". "We are there, ready to dialogue, to discourse and engage so that we can build this nation together", the president-elect said.

Supporters took to the street to celebrate whilst his opponents protested in parts of the capital and west of the country.

However, there were also protests.

That stance has raised tensions, with Odinga's followers burning tyres in recent days in some of Nairobi's slums and protesting in the western city of Kisumu.

The deaths occurred on the outskirts of Kisumu, a city where opposition leader Raila Odinga has strong support. They have not responded to them.

He said that he was extending a "hand of friendship" to "our older brother", Mr Odinga, 72. "One can conclude that they (Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) were not keen on taking our concerns seriously".

"The AU should have vetted the members of those observer missions because clearly the delegations rushed to judgement and gave this commission to go on with making this announcement and telling us we can do what we want suggesting that we should go to court".

Who Will Win The Bachelorette Tonight?
"I just love you and I'm in love with you and I can't imagine spending my life without you, " she said. As you may recall, just as Peter was about to get into the Fantasy Suite , reality got in the way .

And they cautioned that complaints with the process should be taken up through legal means, without recourse to the kind of violence that racked the country after its 2007 elections.

The election commission urged Kenyans to be patient and said it should have an update by mid-afternoon Friday, though the counting process has been repeatedly delayed.

H.E. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo congratulates H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Kenya for a second term.

The election commission rejected the claims, pointing out they contained basic mathematical errors.

Police have countered the rioters with tear gas, and also live bullets fired into crowds in some instances.

Mr Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's first president after independence from Britain, appealed for calm and unity after the divisive campaign.

On the other hand, worldwide observers including former U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry have called the elections "credible and peaceful".

"If there are disputes or disagreements, the Kenyan constitution is very clear on how they are to be addressed".

The explosion of anger among Odinga loyalists was matched by an outburst of joy in Kenyatta's strongholds from his supporters.

"The observers largely served the interests of the government", Mr Orengo said. The day before, a polling agent from Odinga's party was killed in a machete attack in Tana River county.



Other News

Trending Now

McIlroy Blames "Complete Different" Course After Tough 2nd Round At The PGA
Fowler did it differently than Day did, mostly because he played a tougher course. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s baked the course and the greens.

Kohli confirms Rahul return, Mukund faces India axe
It was something Virat Kohli had echoed after the Galle win. "They are looking forward to this game", said the Lanka captain. He has made a habit of performing only when his place in the team is in danger, a frustrating conundrum for Indian fans.

Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:SMLP) Shares Dip Under Moving Averages
$3.94 million worth of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP ) was sold by MEARS MICHAEL N on Friday, February 3. TheStreet raised EQT Midstream Partners, from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th.

Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson lamented how time slips away
Brian Wilson , founder of The Beach Boys and friend of Campbell , said he was broken up to hear about his death . The real highlight came when Campbell sang his signature song, " Gentle On My Mind ", written by John Hartford .

Venezuelan Election Results 'Tampered With' According to Voting Tech Company CEO
The remaining members were elected by people from certain social and industry groups (like students, pensioners or workers). Maduro has blamed the country's woes on what he calls US imperialism and its supporters inside Venezuela.

Court complicates Trump's threat to cut Obamacare funds
With no definitive answer from the Trump administration, it is expected that most payers will plan for CSR defunding. In other words, the government makes insurers offer lower-cost policies for which it then reimburses the insurers.

China Refutes Media Speculations of Small Scale War With India
If India remains firm in its commitment to Bhutan, the standoff will only serve to deepen the India-Bhutan alliance even further. As is the norm under global law, the People's Republic of China inherited the boundary line between Donglang and Sikkim .

RBI makes first rate cut of 2017
Inflation in Asia's third largest economy has missed forecasts for the last six to seven months, noted DBS economist Radhika Rao. This cut down on central bank money lending rate is 6 per cent from 6.25 per cent.

Why this Solar Eclipse is a bigger deal than you think
If you want to go big, we are throwing an out-of-this-world stargazing party on the summit of Snow King the night of August 19. Crescents can be seen in the shadow of these palm trees at the July 11, 1991 eclipse as seen from Baja California.

Tesla says Model S, Model X deliveries power quarterly revenue surge
With so much fanfare surrounding Tesla's long-awaited Model 3 launch, news of the company's solar roof has fallen by the wayside. Musk has said Tesla is earning good margins on the small number of Model S and Model X vehicles it has sold.