Kenyan President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the international community to accept the results of last week’s presidential election, in which he scored a narrow victory, 50.07%, over Prime Minister Ralia Odinga, who has promised to challenge.
Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of former President Jomo Kenyatta, has already been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity related to violence in the wake of the 2007 election. He had previously served as Finance Minister, but resigned following the indictment.
The domestic dispute around this election could fuel yet more violence, but it may fuel even more international opposition, after the White House threatened “consequences” if Kenyatta won the vote.
So far there hasn’t been a specific response to Kenyatta’s victory, though several nations have offered “congratulation” to the Kenyan people for the election while conspicuously avoiding congratulations for the apparent victor, an unusual measure.
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