OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS BURN BANNER CELEBRATING KENYATTA’S RE-ELECTION

Supporters of Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga in the western lakeside city of Kisumu have burned a banner that was to have been put up, congratulating President Uhuru Kenyatta on his victory in the 8 August election, privately-owned Star newspaper reports.

It quoted a man in the city saying that the banner was “disturbing peace”.

Another said that Mr Odinga had filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging Mr Kenyatta’s re-election, and it was not right to put up the banner before the case ends.

The BBC reports that President Kenyatta beat Mr Odinga with more than one million votes but the opposition leader alleges that the results were changed after hackers gained access to the electoral commission’s database.

The commission said there had been an attempt to hack its IT system, but it had failed.

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