Kenya's Electoral Commission says it's satisfied that the repeat Presidential elections were free, fair and credible. Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati made the proclamation at the National Tallying Centre in the capital Nairobi. He also announced that Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second-term in office - winning 7.4 million votes. Opposition leader, Raila Odinga secured more than 700 000 votes. Kenyatta has thanked his supporters for electing him to a second term in office.
The head of the African Union elections observer mission to Kenya, Thabo Mbeki, has expressed concern over violence that marred voting in several parts of Kenya during a re-run of the presidential elections. Mbeki says the violence casts a shadow over the elections. At least three people have been killed so far. The poll was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga and his supporters.
President Uhuru Kenyatta who is seeking a second and final term had urged his supporters to turn out in large numbers. (REUTERS) Kenya's electoral commission says there was a less 34% turn out in Thursday’s controversial presidential rerun. Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says only 6.5 million registered voters turned out to cast their ballots in 267 of the 290 constituencies. The polls were marred by a boycott called by opposition leader Raila Odinga and violence in some of his strongholds.
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