Kenya Dismisses Election-Rigging Allegations

Police braced for violent outbursts in Kenya on Saturday following officials’ decision to uphold the victory of newly elected President Uhuru Kenyatta. The decision negates claims that the narrow—and highly controversial—March election, in which Kenyatta won with only 50.3 percent of the vote, had been rigged. Regarded as a ruthless leader, the United States and other Western nations have openly expressed their disapproval for Kenyatta, who has been charged by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. In Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, angry citizens began smashing shop windows and yelling in the streets. A community activist, Kennedy Odede, described the fragile situation: “There’s no violence yet…there are police everywhere.”