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Kenya opposition calls election a 'charade'

Kenya opposition calls election a 'charade'

Speaking minutes before a long-awaited announcement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), James Orengo, an opposition leader, said the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) had rejected the counting process as a "charade".

Civic education in Africa still lags behind; We need a lot of civic education and be taught on how to vote peacefully and go back to work.

His party declared him the victor on Thursday, based on a secret source within the election commission they declined to identify.

Another attractive addition was that about five million young Kenyans voted for the first time, and added a new dimension to politics in the country.

But what makes one a "gracious loser" is when he or she accepts the decision of the people to "choose someone over you", the former Ghanaian leader admonished Kenyan politicians while addressing the media in that country, Thursday.

Preliminary results show the incumbent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, leading by nine percentage points with almost all the votes counted.

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Several businesses across Kenya remained closed on Friday with only a handful resuming work after a keenly contested general election that has left the country on edge.

Kenyans who thronged various polling stations to choice their leaders are anxiously waiting to learn the outcome of Tuesday's presidential poll pitting incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Odinga's accusations of election tampering prompted the European Union to urge losing sides to concede gracefully when final results are released.

Odinga's complaints of election irregularities have stoked fears of aggrieved supporters taking to the streets in a scenario reminiscent of violence that erupted in the aftermath of the December 2007 election.

The two candidates in the poll belong to two of the country's main ethnic groups, Kenyatta from the Kikuyu, the largest, and Odinga from the Luo.

Odinga's claims of rigging after defeat in the 2007 elections prompted rioting and retaliation by security forces, which tipped the country into its worst crisis for decades. On July 31, officials announced that Christopher Msando, an election official in charge of managing information technology systems, had been tortured and killed.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Kenyan citizens to embrace peace and dialogue after the August 8 presidential election.

At least three people have died in protests this week over preliminary results showing President Uhuru Kenyatta leading with a significant margin.

Tension is high in the capital, Nairobi, after opposition leader Raila Odinga declared he won the election and that the provisional results were hacked.

Television and radio presenters are echoing messages from the Interior Ministry saying the country is safe despite pockets of protests.

IEBC chief Wafula Chebukati responded to the NASA claims, detailing that their "evidence" was riddled with arithmetical errors and came from a Microsoft database, while the electoral commission's system was running on Oracle.

Over 400 worldwide election observers - including officials from the United States and the European Union - were deployed across the country to monitor voting, the tallying process and part of the post-election period.

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