World Kenya gets respite from election violence that killed 24

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

Kenya opposition say police raid offices, but witnesses deny it

  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.

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.

Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote

  Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote Kenyans on Tuesday voted in large numbers an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability as well as the ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy.

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 to file petition against presidential vote .
<p>Dozens of supporters of Kenya's opposition coalition have gathered around the Supreme Court building where lawyers are expected to file a petition contesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.</p>Police said they prevented the supporters from accessing the Supreme Court. Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome said that authorities want to ensure the court building is secure.

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