After an election watched by thousands of observers, Kenya's re-elected president is pleading for unity amid opposition rejection. Uhuru Kenyatta won a second five-year term with more than 54 per cent of the vote.
Defeated Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday he has decided to take his claims that the presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so.
Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken a significant lead in Kenya's tense elections, according to early results. Opposition leader Raila Odinga dismissed the tally, claiming that the election had been hacked.
A call to Kenyans to skip work Monday by veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga has followed urgings from the European Union that he concede defeat. Nairobi has seen brief clashes on an otherwise quiet Sunday.
A coalition fighting to unseat President Uhuru Kenyatta has formally requested a review of the August 8 election result. The opposition claims the vote was rigged but has yet to show any evidence of fraud.
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