Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Kenya Awaits As Electoral Body Prepares To Announce Final Results Of Disputed Election

According to circulating reports, Kenyans are nervously waiting for the official results of Tuesday’s disputed Presidential election. From the look of things citizens are tensed stiff for the whole issue not to go viral as hundreds of riot police patrolled Nairobi’s central business district and opposition supporters burned tires and blocked roads in several areas.Kenya’s electoral commission has reportedly rejected claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga that its database was hacked and results manipulated against him, and that an unofficial tally confirms him as the winner. Provisional results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over the 72-year-old Odinga.The election commission urged Kenyans to be patient and said it should have an update by mid-afternoon Friday, though the counting process has been repeatedly delayed. The long wait has increased tension in the East African economic power, though the commission by law has until Tuesday to announce the results. The government urged citizens to return to work while Television and radio presenters echoed messages from the interior ministry saying the country was safe despite pockets of protests.Photo Credit: Getty

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