Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner of Kenya’s presidential elections
Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday was declared winner of Kenya’s presidential elections, defeating his rival Raila Odinga who is challenging the results.
Mr. Kenyatta had 54.2 per cent of votes, according to final results declared by the electoral commission chair, Wafula Chebukati.
President Kenyatta won with 8.2 million votes compared to 6.8 million votes for his closest rival Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (Nasa).
Kenya’s opposition coalition on Friday demanded that the Kenya election commission gave it access to its computer servers which it believed had the accurate figures that will proof that Mr. Odinga won the elections.
“If they can open those servers, and we all look at it, we are prepared to accept the results of what is contained in those servers,” James Orengo, chief election agent for the NASA opposition coalition, told reporters.
International election observers had praised the electoral process describing it as credible, free and fair. However the opposition coalition said cast doubt on the credentials of the election observers.
James Orengo criticised former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki, former Ghanaian President John Mahama and former US Secretary of State John Kerry who all headed various international observer groups.
The opposition is however not announcing any intention of “going to court” saying it “is not an alternative”.
More than 15 million Kenyans turned out to vote in the 2017 general elections.