Elec­tion: Odinga urges sup­port­ers to strike

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

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.

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