Election: Odinga urges supporters to strike
Kenya’s opposition leader has urged people to stay away from work on Monday over the disputed election result.
Raila Odinga said it would be a “day of mourning for the fallen patriots” after a rally in Kibera, the largest slum in the capital Nairobi.
The international community has urged calm following the election, which Mr Odinga alleges was fixed.
But after Mr Odinga spoke on Sunday, renewed violence broke out between his supporters and their opponents.
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said on Saturday 24 people had been shot dead during protests since election day on 8 August.
“This is a failed regime that is resorting to killing people instead of addressing the real issue. The vote was stolen. There’s no secret about that,” Mr Odinga told the 4,000 people who had gathered to hear him talk on Sunday.