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BBC News Raila Odinga urges his supporters to strike

BBC report – ‘Raila Odinga urges his supporters to strike’ 13 August 2017.  Raila Odinga at a rally in Kibera, Nairobi (Kibra Constituency) attended by around 4,000 people. Mr Odinga urges his supporters to strike.

Kenya’s opposition leader has urged people to stay away from work on Monday over the disputed election result. Raila Odinga claims the vote was stolen. BBC reporter states this is contrary to local and international observers who have said the polls were free and fair. European Union Affairs chief Federica Mogherini and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urge Mr Odinga to seek redress through the courts. The opposition do not see this as an option.

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BBC Africa – Raila Odinga urges his supporters to strike 13 August 2017.

KenyaElections.com Study Group Notes:

The report contextualises the situation in Kenya on 13 August 2017. Raila Odinga of the opposition alliance NASA in Kibera. Kibera or or now officially spelled as Kibra, is a constituency in Nairobi and home to one of Kenya’s biggest slums.

Post-Election violence. The run up to the Kenya Elections 2017 was one of the most peaceful since 1988, despite deaths of a key IEBC official Chris Msando. It is our opinion that one death is one death to many. The voting process was conducted in a civil manner and was not disrupted. There were a few incidents, which we will report in later posts. It is disconcerting to pick from this article that AFP reports 16 deaths and the Kenya Human Rights Watch says 24 people had been shot dead since the elections 8 August 2017.

Federica Mogherini

European Union Affairs chief Federica Mogherini is the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs (2014 – 2019) and Security Policy/ Vice President of the Commission.

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Federica Mogherini

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/mogherini_en

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan – was key in bring the warring parties together during 2007/8 Kenya elections post elections violence. Refer through our Kenya Election search and type – Kofi Annan:

1             Edith Fortunate’s article in the Standard (Nairobi) 16 April 2008. Fortunate, E (2008) ‘Annan Returns to Celebrate Deal,’ Nairobi, The Standard.  [This link is broken but there is a report of what was happening].

2              BBC News 26 January 2008 ‘Annan Hits Out at Kenya Abuses,’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7210419.stm [This link is still available and we have inserted it here but do read our post of 26 January 2008].

If you are interested in Kenya and Africa in general we recommend the BBC World Service -TV, Radio and Online.

Uhuru Kenyatta Declared President of Kenya

Kenya Presidential Elections Results 23.45pm  East African Time 11 August 2017 IEBC

1 Uhuru Kenyatta Jubilee Party 8,197,238 (54.19%)
2 Raila Odinga ODM 6,794,416 (44.92%)
3 Joseph William Nthiga Nyagah Independent 37,892 (0.25%)
4 Mohamed Abduba Dida Ark 37, 337 (0.25%)
5 John Ekuru Longoggy Aukot TAK 27, 344 (0.18%)
6 Japhet Kavinga Kaluyu Ind 11, 637 (0.08%)
7 Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo UDP 11, 269 (0.07%)
8 Michael Wainaina Mwaura Ind 8, 849 (0.06%)

Reporting polling station 40714 out 40,883
Turn Out: 79.17%
Registered Votes: 19,611,423
Valid Votes: 15,125,982
Disputed Votes: 5,189
Rejected Votes: 401, 254
Source: https://public.rts.iebc.or.ke/results/results.html 23.45pm 8 August 2017.
Kenyaelections.com Study Group – 169 Pollings stations yet to declare. 2.65% of the votes were spoilt.

Kenyaelections.com Study Group Note: The Chairman of the IEBC released the final tally before declaring Uhuru Kenyatta President. But these figures remained the same on the IEBC website as at 23.45 East African Time.

The BBC Kenya Election 2017: Raila Odinga says election system hacked 9 August 2017

The BBC Kenya Election 2017 article on the IEBC IT system hacking allegations. by Raila Odinga the presidential candidate for the opposition NASA Coalition.

Mr Odinga States the IEBC Kenya’s Electoral Commission IT systems were manipulated using complex algorithms and the stolen login identity of the murdered IEBC IT manager Chris Msando.

The article puts forward succinctly – Raila Odinga’s complaint and the reaction of the Electoral Commission. It highlights the voting was carried peacefully. One heart-warming moment from the elections, is the birth of Pualine Chemsang’s baby girl called Kura, who was born whilst the mother was queuing to vote.

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The BBC Kenya Election 2017: Raila Odinga says election system hacked.  9 August 2017: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40872778

KenyaElection.com Study Group Note: Highly recommended – The BBC has a strong history and relationship with Kenya. People found the related links and content of great interest. The Elections in Kenya was one of the top news items on the BBC on the morning of 9 August 2017, but was overshadowed by an incident involving a car hitting french soldiers in Paris, France which dominated the day’s headline news.

IT Election System Hacking

Kenyans have a deep love for technology. The concept of having an electronic bio-metric system was welcomed. Hacking fears that electoral system could and would be manipulated  increased when people heard of the sad death of Chris Msando – The IEBC IT Manager.

CORD Kenya Saba Saba Rally Uhuru Park Nairobi Kenya 7 July 2014

The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD Kenya) will hold their much anticipated Saba Saba Rally in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park. “Saba Saba” is basically “Seven Seven” – The 7th Day of the 7th Month in Kiswahili.

“We will be gathering directly as a result of the Government’s failure to convene a national dialogue process to enable Kenyans to deliberate on issues that are of critical concern to them as citizens.”

Source: CORD Statement on Saba Saba Rally Dated 3 July 2014

CORD will express their concerns on the following issues:

1. INCLUSIVITY AND NATIONAL UNITY

2 ELECTORAL PROCESS AND THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL AND BOUNDARIES COMMISSION

3. DEVOLUTION AND RESTRUCTURING OF THE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION:

4. CORRUPTION

5. NATIONAL SECURITY

6. COST OF LIVING AND IRRESPONSIBLE BORROWING

7. HISTORICAL INJUSTICES AND THE TJRC REPORT

 Notes and Useful Website

http://cordkenya.blogspot.co.uk/ – CORDKenya Blogspot

https://twitter.com/RailaOdinga – Hon Raila Odinga Twitter Account

https://twitter.com/skmusyoka – Hon Kalonzo Musyoka Twitter Account

Hon Moses Wetangula – There are various accounts attributed to Hon Moses Wetangula but some cannot be verified or up to date.

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