Kenya protest: Violence follows re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta

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The Kenyan opposition leader will challenge results of last week's general elections in the Supreme Court, he said Wednesday.

Mr Odinga, who was defeated by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, had previously rejected an appeal against the outcome.

So far, both the European Union and other foreign observers who earlier praised the election has called on the election commission to publish all remaining forms showing vote tallies on its website to ensure transparency.

However, some of Mr Odinga's supporters in Kibera have opened their shops, saying that while they agree with him that the result was rigged, they can not afford to lose business, our reporter adds.

Some street stalls were closed in Nairobi's opposition slum stronghold of Mathare, where police battled protesters after incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor of the August 8 election, but others stayed open.

According to results announced by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati on August 11, Mr Kenyatta garnered 8,203,290 votes, representing 54.27 per cent of the votes cast. They later claimed that the voting system was hacked in the president's favor, and called it an "attack on our democracy".

Mr Odinga has said he will announce his next step today, almost a week after the election.

Odinga has said he will announce his "next step" on Tuesday as the government urges people to resume their routines, almost a week after the election in the East African commercial hub of 45 million people.

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However, the NASA opposition coalition, led by four-time presidential hopeful Odinga, put the death toll at more than 100, including 10 children, but did not provide evidence.

"Kenyans have no need to use violence to achieve justice", he said, adding, "We will preach peace. we will uphold our rights to assemble and protest".

The opposition leader pointed out that a large amount of Kenyans did not accept the election result.

His latest claims sparked a wave of protests in his strongholds which left at least 17 dead and 177 injured, but these quickly abated as his supporters - and the country - await his decision on his next move.

The Kenyan shilling firmed on Monday to touch an intra-day high of 103.65 per dollar, from 104 before the election, while Kenyan dollar bonds have also rallied after the election.

Local watchdogs Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and African Center for Open Governance to the Director of Criminal Investigation (AfriCOG) were overseeing the presidential election in Kenya.

"Yesterday (Tuesday) Chiloba admitted that all forms 34B were not in and, therefore, results were null and void", he said, referring to IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba.

But as Odinga seeks legal action, one thing is even clearer - the age-long rivalry between the two families is probably reaching its climax.



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