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Trump Administration 'Troubled' by Post-Election Violence in Kenya

Trump Administration 'Troubled' by Post-Election Violence in Kenya

According Reuters, Aly Khan Satchu, an independent trader and analyst in Nairobi, said the market anxious that Mr Odinga, who identifies himself as a social democrat, would have changed the economy's course. Kenya police claim that 10 people have been killed and said almost all were committing crimes.

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said 24 people had been shot dead by police since Tuesday, election day.

Kenya's main stock index rose 2.51 percent on Monday to a 14-month high, building on gains last week as investors welcomed the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenyatta was declared victor in the August 8 presidential elections after he garnered 8.20 million votes or 54.27 per cent of the votes cast while his main rival, Raila Odinga. garnered 6.76 million votes.

Diplomats have piled pressure on Odinga to either concede or take his challenge to court.

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Kenya has nevertheless been teetering on the brink of crisis, largely because Mr. Kenyatta's opponent, Raila Odinga, refuses to accept the results or even the established legal process for challenging them.

"People who may go to court are being deregistered", he said.

Post poll chaos rocked Nairobi's Mathare, Kibera and Kawangware slums, and also Kisumu, Siaya and Migori counties as soon as Uhuru Kenyatta was declared victor of the Presidential race on the night of Friday, August, 11.

Ken Minjire, the head of securities at Genghis Capital, said investors had been encouraged by endorsements of the election by various foreign observer groups.

Also according to the Raila Odinga-led Nasa, the police have been killing unarmed youths in the slums and hiding the evidence by ferrying away the bodies in body bags to hide the evidence.

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The protests began soon after voting started on Tuesday, when Odinga alleged vote-rigging.

The government put the number of dead at 10, and said they died "in the course of quelling riots and unlawful assembly".

A dispute after an election in 2007, which Odinga also lost, sparked widescale protests and violence that killed 1,200 people and hammered the economy.

Odinga is a Luo, an ethnic group from the west that has long felt neglected by central government and excluded from power.

In Kenyatta's victory speech, the president, whose father was Kenya's first president after independence, said he was extending a "hand of friendship" to the opposition.

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