Kenyan president re-elected, opposition rejects result

Kenyan president re-elected, opposition rejects resultBy Duncan Miriri and Maggie Fick NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, results showed on Friday, setting off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in opposition strongholds in the capital and the west of the country. Speaking after the result of Tuesday’s election was announced, Kenyatta offered an olive branch to the opposition, urging national unity and peace with rivals who have rejected the result and raised the prospect of street protests. Kenyatta got 54.3 percent of the vote, ahead of rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.7 percent, according to election commission figures.

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