Kenya: incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta declared victor of general election

4 killed as violent protests rock Kenya after elections

4 killed as violent protests rock Kenya after elections

Kisumu shopkeeper Festus Odhiambo said he was praying for peace even as protesters blocked roads into city slums with bonfires and boulders. Youth are reported to be stoning cars in Kibera.

"We expect now a sense of responsibility and leadership by all parties", the European Union said in a statement on Friday.

More than 1,000 people were killed in months of bloody clashes following that vote.

The country was caught largely unprepared for the spasm of post-election violence that erupted in 2007.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is calling for unity after winning a second term and says "there is no need for violence".

However, leader of opposition Raila Odinga has since challenged the results and is highly expected to go to court to lodge a complaint.

Mahama is part of global observers in the Eastern African country monitoring the crucial polls, which have put incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party ahead of his arch rival Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance.

"I reach out to you".

Kenya's election commission has rejected claims by opposition leader Raila Odinga that its database was hacked and results manipulated against him, and that an unofficial tally confirms him as the victor. "And the election is not about announcing winners and losers", he said. It called the vote "credible, fair and peaceful".

Top opposition official James Orengo denounced the vote counting process as a "charade". The long wait has increased tension in the East African economic power, though the commission by law has until Tuesday to announce the results.

Kenya has been relatively calm this week.

"It is important for all of the candidates to allow the process to be transparently put to the test", former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is observing the election on behalf of the Carter Center, told CNN. "We've been there before".

In recent days, opposition officials have described the election results as a fraud and claimed that Raila Odinga, the 72-year-old Nasa leader, was the legitimate victor.

Odinga lost the 2007 election that was followed by violence fueled by ethnic tensions that killed more than 1,000 people.

However, NASA provided documents purportedly obtained from IEBC servers via a "confidential source" showing that Odinga had 8.04 million votes, leading Kenyatta on 7.75 million. Information technology experts for the opposition claimed Wednesday that Msando's user ID and password had been used to hack into the IEBC computer system and to gain access to Chebukati's account starting at about 12.37 a.m. At least two people have been killed in protests led by opposition demonstrators.

The election commission rejected the claims, pointing out they contained basic mathematical errors. Results could be announced within hours, though the election commission has until Tuesday to do it.

"Violence must never be an option. One can conclude they [electoral commission] are not keen on taking our concerns seriously", Musalia Mudavadi, a senior official of the National Super Alliance (NASA) and former Kenyan vice president, said.

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