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Kenyan President Kenyatta Claims Victory in Disputed Revote

HeadlineOct 31, 2017

In Kenya, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has claimed victory in an election rerun that saw his main opponent boycott over charges of electoral fraud. Kenyatta took 98 percent of last Thursday’s vote, with only 39 percent of eligible Kenyans casting ballots. Authorities called off the revote in 25 of Kenya’s 290 electoral districts amid street protests and blockades by supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who called the election a “sham” and called for a third vote within the next 90 days. On Monday, Amnesty International condemned instances of brutality and unlawful killing by authorities against opposition protesters, saying police fired indiscriminately into crowds and even broke into the homes of suspected protest organizers.

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