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Kenya: Overnight jubilation and protests after president Uhuru's victory

Kenya: Overnight jubilation and protests after president Uhuru's victory

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A tensed political climate reigns in Kenya after at least two people were killed on Friday as police clashed with protesters following Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the presidential election.

Clashes erupted at opposition stronghold Kisumu alongside other slums as Raila Odinga’s supporters joined their candidate to decry fraud.

The protest in opposition strongholds was a sharp contrast to the jubilation of Uhuru Kenyatta’s supporters who were joined by others of the presidential coalition.

“We are very pleased with the victory of President Kenyatta, because it is fair and transparent. We are going to continue to live in peace in Kenya,” a ruling party supporter said.

Another added: “NASA supporters please come lets build Kenya together. Kenya is greater than us all. Uhuru has won but its a victory for all Kenyans.”

For now the opposition is still refusing to accept the outcome of the ballot box.

The population now live in fear of further violence. The political future remains uncertain as the 2007 and 2013 uprisings still linger in the minds of Kenyans.

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