Kenyatta wins 98 percent of vote in repeat election – commission

BOMAS, NAIROBI, KENYA (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (CITIZEN TV) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won last week’s repeat presidential election with slightly more than 98 percent of the vote, the head of the election commission said on Monday (October 30).

The turnout for the vote, which was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, was just under 39 percent of the 19.6 million registered voters, Wafula Chebukati added.

The electoral commission said 7,616,217 valid votes were cast, and described the re-run as free, fair and credible.

Opposition supporters listened to the results of the election over the radio from the Nairobi slum Kawangware, burning tyres before being dispersed by police with a round of tear gas.).

The turnout for the vote, which was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, was just under 39 percent of the 19.6 million registered voters, Wafula Chebukati added.

The electoral commission said 7,616,217 valid votes were cast, and described the re-run as free, fair and credible.

Opposition supporters listened to the results of the election over the radio from the Nairobi slum Kawangware, burning tyres before being dispersed by police with a round of tear gas.


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