Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday declared victor of the country’s deeply divisive elections, taking 98 percent of the ballots cast in a poll boycotted by his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of further violence in flashpoint opposition strongholds.
Turnout was just under 38 percent of the 19.6 million registered voters, Wafula Chebukati, head of the election commission, said on Monday.
Supporters of President Kenyatta are celebrating his victory in an election which was boycotted by the main opposition leader, Raila Odinga.
The vote on Thursday was a rerun of the August election, in which Mr Kenyatta claimed victory before the result was overturned in a landmark decision by the Supreme Court.
Kenya’s opposition leader withdrawal from the rerun of a presidential election voided by judges in August tipped an already turbulent country into constitutional crisis.
At least six people have been killed during protests in the last week, adding to more than 60 who died in August.