Kenyans Resume Normal Activities After Election

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Updated August 12, 2017

Kenyans resumed normal activities on Saturday after several weeks of election tension across the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta watched election results live on television on Friday, minutes before going on stage to re-confirm his second term in office.

Supporters took to the street to celebrate whilst his opponents protested in parts of the capital and west of the country.

The President offered an olive branch to the opposition and urged national unity with rivals who have rejected the result and raised the prospect of street protests.

People in downtown Nairobi, who have almost stopped work for a week fearing violence and instability, said they wanted to move on now that the elections are over.

Election Commission figures show Kenyatta winning 54.3 percent of the vote and Odinga 44.7 percent.

Almost 80 percent of the 19 million registered voters cast their ballots.

Reuters