Kenya president urges opposition to use 'legal mechanisms'


Some street stalls were closed in Nairobi's opposition slum stronghold of Mathare, where police battled protesters after incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor of the August 8 election, but others stayed open.

There was a small protest in Nairobi's Kibera slum, another scene of recent clashes.

Violence flared up before the announcement of the August 8 election were announced last week, largely between supporters of rival candidate, Raila Odinga, and the police.

"At the end of the day we are all Kenyans, we don't need to fight one another, we don't need to destroy each other's property, we don't need to take life", he said.

"If there are those who feel aggrieved and they are not willing to accept, there are also constitutionally laid-down procedures".

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His chief agent declined to sign presidential results declaration forms issued by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Friday ahead of declaration of Kenyatta as the victor of the tight race.

We commend the dedication of candidates, officials, and the public to upholding a peaceful, fair, and transparent contest, and we welcome the statements by global and domestic observer missions affirming the credibility of the election. He lauded the leader of the opposition, Raila Odinga, for embarking a peaceful electoral campaign, which showed that he was a courageous defender of democracy.

This is not the first time Kenya's government has tried to de-register the rights group for allegedly failing to pay tax and concealing funds, the executive director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, George Kegoro, said in a statement.

The police have put the number of dead at six and said those killed were armed criminals who attacked officers who were attempting to arrest them. Kenya police claim that 10 people have been killed and said almost all were committing crimes.