World Kenya gets respite from election violence that killed 24

14:36  13 august  2017
14:36  13 august  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Kenya says president Kenyatta wins 2nd term; vote disputed

  Kenya says president Kenyatta wins 2nd term; vote disputed Kenya's election commission announced Friday that President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term as opposition candidate Raila Odinga claimed the vote was rigged.The commission said Kenyatta won Tuesday's election with 54 percent of the vote. It called the vote "credible, fair and peaceful."Hundreds of police in anti-riot gear were in the streets of the capital, Nairobi, amid fears of further protests by opposition supporters.The opposition called the vote a "charade" and said going to courtThe commission said Kenyatta won Tuesday's election with 54 percent of the vote. It called the vote "credible, fair and peaceful.

While most of Kenya was unaffected by violence , opposition strongholds erupted in protest after their leader, Raila Odinga, said the election Tuesday was rigged. Police gunfire has killed at least 24 people, according to a Kenyan human rights group.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan areas that were hit by deadly election violence were quiet on Sunday, with many people attending church services and police patrolling some streets. Kuwait says oil spill strikes its waters in Persian Gulf. Kenya gets respite from election violence that killed 24 .

Young Kenyan children skip on the street inside the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. The Mathare area seems calm Sunday as pastors delivered Sunday Sermons following deadly post-election violence where rioters have battled police who fired live ammunition and tear gas. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)© The Associated Press Young Kenyan children skip on the street inside the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. The Mathare area seems calm Sunday as pastors delivered Sunday Sermons following deadly post-election violence where rioters have battled police who fired live ammunition and tear gas. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan areas that were hit by deadly election violence were quiet on Sunday, with many people attending church services and police patrolling some streets.

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Pastors delivered sermons appealing for calm in the Nairobi slum of Mathare, where rioters have battled police who fired live ammunition and tear gas. The pastors asked congregations to help rebuild and leave matters to God even if they feel they have been victims of injustice. Outside the churches, made of little more than wood frames and tin roofs, children played soccer, darts, checkers and other games.

Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

  Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court Kenya's opposition will challenge the results of last week's presidential election in Supreme Court.Raila Odinga told reporters that Kenyans won't willingly go along with "democracy's slaughter.

NAIROBI, Kenya - (AP) -- Kenyan areas that were hit by deadly election violence were quiet on Sunday, with many people attending church services and police patrolling some streets. Pastors delivered sermons appealing for calm in the Nairobi slum of Mathare

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan areas that were hit by deadly election violence were quiet on Sunday, with many people attending church services and police patrolling some streets. Pastors delivered sermons appealing for calm in the Nairobi slum of Mathare

Similar scenes unfolded in the capital's Kibera slum, another site of recent clashes. The city of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold, was also calm, witnesses said.

While most of Kenya was unaffected by violence, opposition strongholds erupted in protest after their leader, Raila Odinga, said the election Tuesday was rigged. Police gunfire has killed at least 24 people, according to a Kenyan human rights group.

Kenya's election commission, which declared Friday after a protracted counting process that President Uhuru Kenyatta had won a second term, has defended the integrity of the voting and counting. International observers said they saw no signs of vote-tampering.

The government said Friday that life was returning to normal and that those challenging security forces were criminals intent on looting and destroying property. However, the police came under scrutiny for what the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, which monitors government institutions, described as the "unlawful and unacceptable" use of excessive force.

Kenya opposition say police raid offices, but witnesses deny it .
A Kenyan opposition spokesman said police raided his alliance’s offices on Friday night, four days before elections – but the government quickly denied any raid had taken place, dismissing the report as “fake news”. Has Your Home's Value Increased? See It's Current Worth Sponsored by Trulia Watchmen working at the opposition alliance building in Nairobi also told Reuters there had been no raid - and guards in a building opposite said they had seen no sign of any raid.

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