3, including a child, shot dead during Opposition protests
President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner on Friday of Kenya’s hard-fought presidential election, but Opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged the voting was rigged.
Three people, including a child, were shot dead during Opposition protests, which flared for a second day after the hotly disputed election victory.
In announcing the results of Tuesday’s contest, the election commission said Mr. Kenyatta won a second term with 54 percent in balloting it called “credible, fair and peaceful.”
Mr. Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya’s first President after independence from Britain, appealed for calm and unity after the bitter campaign.
The election was a test of the stability of the East African economic power as many recalled the postelection bloodshed a decade ago that left more than 1,000 dead.