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Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner of Kenyan election

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has been voted back in office after he was declared winner of the Tuesday general elections.

Kenyatta garnered 8,203,290 votes, registering 54.27 percent of the total votes cast according to results announced by the by Kenya electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga who had declared earlier declared himself winner and disputed the provisional results garnered 6,762,224 votes (44.7 percent) of the total votes according to IEBC.

Uhuru Kenyatta with deputy president William Ruto (R) after being handed the election results by IEBC

Kenyatta who has been president since 2013, was declared winner yesterday evening by the Wafula Chebukati, chairperson of IEBC.

The NASA camp had claimed that the IEBC agency system had been hacked into and the results tampered with but the electoral body said the hacking attempt was unsuccessful.

After being declared winner, Kenyatta called for calm saying "We pledge to finish the work we started. We will rededicate ourselves more to serve this great nation...Fellow Kenyans, elections come and go but Kenya is here to stay. Let us always remember that we are all brothers and sisters...To our worthy competitors we are friends and not enemies. I extend a hand of friendship and partnership to you and your supporters"

Adding: "Let us be peaceful ...We have seen the results of political violence. And I am certain that there is no single Kenyan who would wish for us to go back to this".

As some jubilated over Kenyatta's victory especially in his strongholds, protests broke out in Odinga's strongholds in various parts of the country including Kisumu, Rongo, Migori, Kibera, Kawangware, Obunga, Homa, Kondele among others.

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-1 #1 Akot 2017-08-12 16:00
From now on, the kind of country Odinga wants & in what state he would like it to be depends on him conceding defeat & joining to continue building Kenya!

As presient Kenyatta said, EVERY KENYAN has a role to play!

Yet, this too, depends on Odinga now because he alone can stop destruction of Kenya by consolidating their democracy through accepting losing & joining to help, especially Kenyans waiting for help from their leaders, loser or winner!

Is this to much for Odinga & will his conceding defeat -calming his supporters, yet accepting to be part of peace in his country a dangerous move for Kenya?

U.Kenyatta is not stealing the country from Kenyans & making them foreigners-refugees... as museveni is doing in Uganda, right?

How can a 72 year old enjoy seeing the young kill themselves-destroy a country & still believe he is the one fit to govern?
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+1 #2 Modogoni 2017-08-12 18:10
Good for Kenya.

May Kenya continue to prosper as the most robust economy in east Africa and May she become more inclusive, as in that it recognizes all the other minority tribes.

Not only the kikuyu are Kenyans and not only kikuyus are the educated. Not only kikuyus qualify for employment. Tribalism and ethnocentrism are sustainable and soon or later those evil acts reverse and the oppressed become the oppressors.

Revenge is best served cold. Get along and recognize other tribes because people are tired of lip service.
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+1 #3 WADADA rogers 2017-08-12 20:44
That my boy "Uhunye", he was the better choice
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+1 #4 Lysol 2017-08-13 00:48
The denials of election lost by the losers is now the new normal which is spreading across the world.

It all started in Africa and now has spread even to the more advanced democracies. Not to mention the Brexit and Trump.

Democracy as we know it, is being slowly destroyed, by these denials. Sometimes, the unexpected happens and only God knows why.

The good thing though, there is always another chance to make another choice. Not to mention Uganda, of course, where things remains the same.
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0 #5 Akot 2017-08-13 18:36
Who is that jelous giving 'red' to Akot & want Kenyans to fight/kill one another?

Any friend of Kenya would call for UNITY, especially after peaceful election accepted by obsrvers: include Mbeki--Kerry...!

Why go for election only to reject peoples decision?

Do Ugandans, even when they said museveni rigs elections, go killing one another-destroying properties...?

Ugandans can go along with a dictator they don't want, but Uganda media forum is used to encourage violence in Kenya expression of democracy accepted by International Community!

No wonder the Intrnational Community just watches what's going on in Uganda silently!

Kenyans fight for their country while Uganda is under Rwandese colonial power!
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0 #6 Akot 2017-08-13 18:48
Odinga can stop destruction of Kenya by consolidating defeat & play constructive part, especially millions of Kenyans await for help!

Is Odinga a Kenyan or migrant-refugee-asylim seeker who does not care about the country?

Are Kenyans going to join refugees already in Uganda because Odinga does not accept to lose & is creating war?

How can a 72 year old be alowed to use the young to destroy a country & whose future is beig torn apart?

Museveni can destroy Uganda because it's not his country & it appears Ugandans want him to continue!


But, how can Odinga destroy his country just because he lost election &t 72!
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0 #7 Akot 2017-08-13 18:57
Modogoni, thanks!

This is why NO Ugandans can encourage Odinga, especially when we stay tribally divided & museveni treats us as migrants-slaves... in our own country!

Odinga got away with blood in his hands & he has even become more evil heartless 72 baby who thinks some other kid took his sweets!

Yet, in all this, Luos are the first victims of Odinga's power thirst!
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0 #8 Akot 2017-08-13 19:04
Quoting Lysol:
denials of election lost by the losers is now the new normal...

Not to mention the Brexit and Trump.

Democracy as we know it, is being slowly destroyed, by these denials. Sometimes, the unexpected happens and only God knows why.

The good thing though, there is always another chance to make another choice. Not to mention Uganda, of course, where things remains the same.


Thanks!

Just to add:

- Democracy is being destroyed by freedom of expression/living that has no limit & no respect of what the person next-neighbour-another country... feel/want...!

The moment developed world started imposing their kind of democracies to the rest of the world, things started falling apart! Even these developed world are in such mess-confusion today that living with them is nightmare!
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0 #9 Akot 2017-08-13 19:16
WADADA rogers,

If you mean Kenyatta was the better choice, then I am with you!

When ICC charged Kenyatta, I couldn't believe it & said it made a mistake & will correct it by getting monstrous Odinga-Kibaki!

What Odinga-Kibaki did to Kenya was evil & if Kenyatta was not cool headed & loved his country, he wcould never have had the courage to start making things work for Kenya!

I am sure the next 5 years with Kenyatta will only be good & this is why not only Kenyans but Ugandans-Tanzanians MUST be the first to help him UNITE Kenyans!

More so, Uganda-S.Sudan-DRCongo-Rwanda... need a peaceful Kenya too!

Has Tanzania president not set e.g of real leadership by saying he won't rerun & will this make him a Tanzanian with nothing to do for his people/country after?
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