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Kenyan Court declares results of elections invalid

Kenyan Court declares results of elections invalid

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The Kenyan presidential election must, within sixty days be repeated. The supreme court in the East African country ruled that the election commission has been guilty of “irregularities and illegaliteiten”.

The victory of the sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta is therefore invalid.

The court did, ruling in a case that was brought by the Kenyan opposition. Opposition leader Raila Odinga believes that president Kenyatta will only be by tampering with the results is re-elected. After the elections there were violence due to disagreement about the results. The police reacted violently against the protesters of the opposition.

International observers said the vote largely fair manner.

Unrest

Odinga went to the supreme court to the outcome of the elections to fight, after the election commission Kenyatta declared winner of the elections with a difference of 1.4 million votes.

After the election result was known, vomiting unrest in the country, with eleven deaths. According to the coalition of opposition parties demanded the violence is more than a hundred lives.

Opposition leader Odinga called the same day to a massive strike, but the largest part of the Kenyan labour force gave no heed and just went to work.

Leader of the opposition Kenya calls for strike

Odinga has called for a strike on Monday to his claim on the presidency to support.
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Odinga disputed the results of the presidential election and claims that there is fraudulent.
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According to the leader of the opposition, he is himself the winner of the election.
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Four thousand people were at his speech to support him.
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Raids

The Kenyan police and the tax authorities did a raid at an office of pro-democratic organizations that are the critical questions that had been informed about the preparations of the elections.

The government of Kenyatta, accused AfriCOG and other civil society organisation, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), administrative, and tax violations.

The threat to the organizations to connect, was by the United Nations and international rechtengroepen such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch condemned.

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