Poll Results Rejected By Odinga
The announcement of the victory given to Mr. Kibaki had sparked outrage and rioting through the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Odinga, the opposition candidate has accused a group of people in a clique with Mr. Kibaki of robbing the Kenyans of the election. He said that they will not accept the result.
His party will have an alternative inauguration ceremony on Monday to declare him president of Kenya. The riots had claimed the lives of 13 people so far.
A European Union observation team has said that the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) of failing to make sure that the vote was credible.
“We believe that… the ECK… has not succeeded in establishing the credibility of the tallying process to the satisfaction of all parties and candidates,” according to Alexander Lambsdorff, the chief observer of the team.
Britain has stated it has genuine concerns with what the European Union had reported.
The United States congratulated Mr. Kibaki on his victory. It has called on all sides to respect the results regardless of allegations of fraud.
Mr. Kibaki has said the election was fair and said all political parties should accept the verdict.
Violence erupted throughout the country sparking ethnic rivalry. The worst violence took place in Nyanza where the Luo tribe that supports Mr. Odinga fought with the Kikuyu tribe that supports Mr. Kibaki.
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