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Kenya Opposition Presidential Candidate rejects early results

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Manon Joubert | 11 Août, 2017, 00:17

Ghana's former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the two leading presidential candidates in Kenya to accept the outcome of Tuesday's election.

The election is organized by Kenya's Independent Electoral And Boundaries Commission.

Kenyan police shot dead two people during violent clashes between security forces and a group of protesters in Nairobi's Mathare district, rallying against the results of the recent general election after the opposition leader claimed they were fraud, local media reported on Wednesday.

Kenya's election has been dogged by fears of another outbreak of violence similar to the one seen after Mr Odinga's election loss in 2007.

The election results, almost all in, are showing that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken an apparently unassailable lead over his arch-rival Raila Odinga. "We are supposed by now to have had results, but the delay has been caused by the fact that the opposition had complaints about the system of transmitting results".

The demonstrations broke out following the announcement of the results of the presidential election held on Tuesday. For Raila, this is the fourth time he is contesting, and maybe his last.

His deputy, Kalonzo Musyoka, said the opposition might call for unspecified "action" later. He urged Kenyans to be patient while the commission finishes counting ballots.

"We fear this was exactly the reason Chris Msando was assassinated, so this could happen", he said.

Speaking to Capital FM leader of opposition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera disclosed that being a global village, if everything goes well Malawi will borrow a leaf from them and emulate in our upcoming elections.

The IEBC extended voting period for regions where heavy rains and flooding made it hard for voters to reach the polling centers in the remote northern region of Turkana.

"When we are told at the appropriate time, whether it is within a court of law, then we shall present our evidence", Mudavadi said.

Nasa spokesman Musalia Mudavadi said that the coalition would submit its evidence of fraud to the election board - but appealed for Kenyans to remain "calm".