Uhuru Kenyatta wins controversial Kenyan poll rerun

Tuesday, October 31 2017

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of a controversial re-run of the Presidential election.


The country’s Election Commission said, he won 98 per cent of the votes with a turnout at just under 39 per cent – less than half that was recorded in August’s vote. Mr Kenyatta was also declared the winner in August which was annulled because of irregularities.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga pulled out of the re-run and urged his supporters to boycott it.
The re-run was suspended in 25 constituencies which are all opposition strongholds amid security fears.
The Commission said, those results would not affect the final outcome so it could proceed with its announcement. The Commission described the latest vote as free, fair and credible.
The Opposition, now, has seven days to mount a legal challenge, and Mr Odinga says he will make an announcement today. Related