Kenyatta wins Kenya presidential vote

Addis Ababa, August 12, 2017 (FBC) - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday's election, officials say.

Mr Kenyatta, in office since 2013, took 54.3% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%.

After the announcement, Mr Kenyatta called for unity, telling opposition supporters: "I reach out to you... We are all citizens of the same republic".

But the opposition rejected the results even before they were declared, calling the process a "charade".

However, it has been endorsed by international observers. Mr Kenyatta said they had ensured a "free, fair and credible election".

Regional leaders, including Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, have congratulated Mr Kenyatta.

Source: BBC

Posted by Amare Asrat