Kenyan President Kenyatta re-elected with 98 percent of vote -commission




NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won last week’s repeat presidential election with slightly more than 98 percent of the vote, the head of the election commission said on Monday.

The turnout for the vote, which was boycotted by opposition leader Raila Odinga, was just under 39 percent of the 19.6 million registered voters, Wafula Chebukati said.

 Kenya’s repeat presidential poll was free and fair, the election commission said on Monday, despite opposition complaints over the vote that led to it boycotting the process.

“I’m satisfied that we were able to meet these conditions that have enabled the commission to deliver … a free, fair and credible election,” Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the commission, said.