Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been re-elected following Tuesday’s vote, the national electoral commission announced Friday evening.
Mr. Kenyatta took 54.27% of votes, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%.
But the opposition coalition rejected the commission’s announcement before the results were declared, calling the process a “charade”.
Hundreds of police in anti-riot gear are in the streets of the capital, Nairobi, amid fears of further protests by supporters of opposition candidate Raila Odinga who claims the vote was rigged.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s address to the nation after being re-elected as President of Kenya #ElectionsKE pic.twitter.com/bbXXPzjUNS
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) August 11, 2017