Kenya poll monitors back official election result

A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures with a machete in Kibera slum in Nairobi
A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures with a machete in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

August 12, 2017

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s main domestic poll monitoring organization, ELOG, said on Saturday it had found no evidence to suggest this week’s election was manipulated or inaccurate, as the opposition have attested.

ELOG’s parallel vote tally projected a victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta with 54 percent of ballots cast, compared to an official count of 54.3 percent. This was well within ELOG’s 1.9 percent margin of error, the group said.

(Reporting by Humphrey Malalo; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Adrian Croft)

  • Carol Upton

    This would be the perfect job for Barack Obama! He needs to go to Kenya to help his people!! His roots are there, how can he not help?? Come on, B.O, hop to it!

  • Jack Woodburn

    The opposition won’t accept the results nor challenge them in court. Soooo….more Kenyan civil war in 3..2..1…