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Date:12 Aug 2017
Uhuru Kenyatta Declared Winner of #KenyaElections


The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman, Wafula Chebukati has officially declared Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee coalition the winner of the presidential election in the just-concluded polls.

Mr Kenyatta garnered 8,203,290 representing 54% votes to beat opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga who garnered votes 6,762,224 representing 45%.

In his acceptance speech, President Kenyatta reached out to Mr Odinga and his supporters calling on them to join him to build the nation together.

"Elections come and go but we are here to stay. There is no need for violence...your neighbour is your neighbour regardless of colour, tribe..." the president-elect said.

However, violence erupted after the re-election of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, leaving at least 24 people dead nationwide, a rights group said. Raila Odinga vowed a day after the declaration of the results they would not halt their bid to overturn a "sham" election result.


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