Kenyans Resume Normal Activities After Election

Kenyans Resume Normal Activities After Election

Kenyan police have shot two people dead and injured five more during rioting after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor in national elections.

On Thursday it demanded Odinga be declared president. the opposition leader has yet to speak out since the final result was declared. "She was my only hope".

Protests in the Kawangware slum in Nairobi have left burning tyres, debris and looted shops following running battles between opposition supporters and police.

The protest in opposition strongholds was a sharp contrast to the jubilation of Uhuru Kenyatta's supporters who were joined by others of the presidential coalition.

A security official said nine young men shot dead in the Mathare district overnight have now been bought to the city morgue.

Amnesty International called on authorities to investigate reports that police shot dead demonstrators in opposition strongholds. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Police also used tear gas on a large convoy of vehicles carrying opposition officials that tried to enter Kibera. Police also fired guns into the air.

Most of the country remained calm the day after the election commission announced that Mr Kenyatta, whose father was Kenya's first president after independence from British colonial rule, had won a second, five-year term.

We have seen the results of political violence.

Several other people have been killed in clashes between police and rioters since Friday night, when Kenya's election commission announced that President Uhuru Kenyatta was the victor in Tuesday's vote.

Interior Minister Fred Matiangi blamed the unrest on "criminal elements" looting and robbing businesses and assured Kenyans that "there is no need for alarm", urging them to return to their daily lives.

Kenya's main monitoring group backed the official result of this week's ballot on Saturday as opposition anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, leading to two deaths.

But reconciliation efforts, the introduction of a progressive constitution in 2010 and an intense security operation during the recent election period have helped to ward off the kind of ethnic violence after the 2007 election in which more than 1,000 people were killed.

Odinga alleged that hackers infiltrated the election commission's computer system in favor of his opponent.

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