US News: Election in Kenya: Losers wants to contest the result

Elections in Kenya: in Kisumu, how are the victims of violence of 2017 approach the vote?

 Elections in Kenya: in Kisumu, how are the victims of violence of 2017 approach the vote? © AFP-Brian Ongoro A taxi-motorcycle driver awaits customers in front of a wall covered with electoral posters in Kisumu, July 16, 2022. to 24 hours from the elections in Kenya, the specter of post-electoral violence persists . In 2017, 104 people were killed by police or armed gangs after the NGO Human Rights Watch. The ballot had been strongly disputed, notably by Raila Odonga. The Supreme Court had canceled the election and a new vote had been organized, boycotted by the opposition.

One day after the presidential election in Kenya, election loser Raila Odinga has announced that the result can be contested. The previous Vice President William Ruto emerged as the winner when the election commission voted on August 9; Odinga therefore received 48.85 percent of the vote. The announced results are “zero and void”, wrote Odinga on Twitter.

Freude über den Wahlsieg: Anhänger von William Ruto in Eldoret. © Brian Inganga/AP/dpa Joy about the election victory: Fanter of William Ruto in Eldoret.

at a press conference in the capital Nairobi, he said: "In our view, there is no legally and valid winner or a designated president." He would exploit "all the constitutional options available" in order to abolish the result in court.

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 the Greens in Annalena Baerbocks Heimatstadt Hanover is under pressure because of an election post. The Hanover City Association has to call back hundreds of election posters because a spelling mistake was overlooked when printing for the upcoming state election in Lower Saxony. © Picture Alliance/dpa Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) grew up in Hanover. instead of "Lower Saxony" can be read on the election posters of the Green politician Julia Willie Hamburg.

have been handed over around 140,000 more votes?

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Shortly before, four of the seven members of the Kenyan election commission had also refused to recognize the official election result. The deputy chair of the election commission, Juliana Cherera, described the results as "absurd". According to them, around 140,000 more votes were submitted when there were registered eligible voters. Summering the votes would result in 100.01 percent.

The announcement of the election result The day before, Cherera and three other colleagues had stayed away. On Tuesday, local media also reported on the killing of an election officer who was responsible for the vote in a Nairobis electoral district.

election observers of the African Union and East African development community IGAD had not found any irregularities during the vote. UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres spoke to election winner Ruto and expressed his "admiration for the way the Kenyans carried out these elections," said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric in New York on Tuesday. Gutres hope that the election process will be completed within the constitutional framework.

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© AFP - Olivier Chassignole The national secretary of EELV, Julien Bayou, at the opening of the party's summer university in Grenoble , August 25, 2022. who to succeed Julien Bayou at the head of Europe Ecologie Les Verts (EELV)? This is a subject that currently occupies the School of Schools' Summer University, which opened in Grenoble on Thursday, August 25. Several members are already advancing their pawns.

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