Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidential re-election

Opposition leader Odinga calls for election re-run within 90 days.
Incumbent Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the presidential election re-run on 26 October, winning nearly 7.5 million votes. Kenyatta, of the multi-party Jubilee Alliance, received 98.2 per cent of the valid votes cast in the repeat election which was boycotted by the main opposition leader Raila Odinga over claims that his requested electoral reforms were not implemented.
Odinga, leader of the National Super Alliance (NASA), has demanded a new presidential election within 90 days, describing the 26 October re-election as a "sham", saying it was "basically Uhuru versus Uhuru". Despite urging his supporters to boycott the poll, Odinga received just over 73,000 votes (0.9 per cent), according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which welcomed the result as "free, fair and credible."

Although Kenyatta's victory was expected it has done little to calm the volatile political atmosphere in Kenya whose capital has been the scene of protests and killings in recent days.
Voter turnout was just over 38 per cent, less than half that recorded in the contentious 8 August election which saw Kenyatta declared the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes. This result was annulled subsequently by the supreme court due to widespread electoral irregularities.
Providing no petition is filed against the latest election results, Kenyatta is expected to be sworn in within 14 days, as per the constitution. However Kenyatta supporters are calling for his immediate installation as president due to the current political instability and deep divisions in the country.

Kenya has a history of political violence, particularly following the 2007 polls when an estimated 1,100 people were killed and hundreds of thousands were displaced.
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