_44327404_odingaafp203b.jpgRaila Odinga accused a “clique of people” around Mr Kibaki of “trying to rob Kenyans of the election” and said they would not accept the result. Mr Odinga’s party has said it will hold an alternative inauguration ceremony on Monday to declare him president. The announcement of the election result sparked riots in which 13 people died.

A team of observers from the European Union later said the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) had failed to ensure the credibility of the vote. “We believe that… the ECK… has not succeeded in establishing the credibility of the tallying process to the satisfaction of all parties and candidates,” chief EU observer Alexander Lambsdorff said in a statement. The British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, said London had “real concerns at the irregularities reported by the EU observers and others”. But the United States congratulated Mr Kibaki on his re-election and called on all sides to respect the result despite the allegations of fraud.

‘People’s president’
President Kibaki was sworn in for a second five-year term on Sunday immediately after the ECK announced he had beaten Mr Odinga by more than 230,000 votes in Thursday’s closely-fought election. n a speech, Mr Kibaki described the elections as “free and fair” and urged all political parties to “accept the verdict of the people”.

He said it was now “time for healing and reconciliation” to overcome issues dividing the nation and promised to form a “clean hands government” free of corruption. Earlier on Sunday, Mr Odinga had called on the president to concede victory and demanded a recount, saying the ECK “cannot possible address the multiple levels of fraud administered by this administration”.

“There is a clique of people around Kibaki trying to rob Kenyans of the election,” Mr Odinga later told his supporters after the results were announced. “The train of democracy in Kenya is unstoppable like the flow of the Nile.”


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  • ahaa

    It’s a shame for the democracy of Kenya. Kibaki has sparked a new civil war, in a famously calm part of Africa. Shame on the US that supports the dictator, Kibaki (a.k.a. Idi Amin).

    Prayers to the people of Kenya!

  • Frank Oyoo

    The purpoted re-election of Mr Kibaki as Kenyas president,is a modern day coup against democracy. How is it possible that Kibaki who before the polls was only popular among his tribes men.

  • CALEB ESSAJEE

    IS KIBAKI AND ECK CAUSING A BREACH OF PEACE?

    COALITION OR GOVERNMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY HAS BEEN REJECTED BY ODM THE OPPOSITIONAL DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT!

    NOW,KIBAKI IS TRYING TO REPROVOCATE KENYANS BY FORCING THEM TO ACCEPT HIM AS A PRESIDENT AND IS OUT TO FORM A NEW CABINET!

    THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIATORS SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT HE DOES NOT DO THE ABOVE BEFORE MEDIATION HAS SUCCESSFULLY TAKEN PLACE AND BOTH SIDES AGREED TO THE DIALOGUE CONTENTS AND SIGNED ON BEHALF OF THE KENYANS!

    AGENT OF CHANGE.

  • CALEB ESSSAJEE

    KIBAKI WAS GIVEN A CHANCE ONCE BUT NO MORE!

    MR. MWAI KIBAKI WAS GIVEN A CHANCE TO LEAD KENYANS AS THEIR PRESIDENT WHEN THE OPPOSITIONAL LEADERS,KNOWN TO BE THE KING MAKERS DECLARED KIBAKI “ENOUGH TO LEAD” THE COUNTRY AND SAIL HER TO THE HARBOUR OF SUCCESS!

    BUT HE SANK THIS SHIP WITH PROMISES NEVER KEPT!NOR DID HE HONOUR THE GENTLEMANS AGREEMENT!

    AND THE CITIZENS DECIDED TO LOOK AT THE GREENNER PASTURES WITH THOUGHTS OF CHANGE UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF ODM,LEAD BY MR. RAILA ODINGA AND HIS PENTAGON.

    ODM WAS SUPPORTED BY MANY ETHNIC GROUPS AND KIKUYUS WHO UNDERTOOD THE DEMANDS AND FUTURE HOPES OF SHARING THE CAKE NOT TASTED BY MANY UNDER THE SO CALLED FREEDOM-INDEPENDENCE!

    AND ODM WITH THE PEOPLE FEEL AND ARE SURE OF HAVING WON AND SCORED THE GOAL WHICH THEY HAD WISHED TO BUT DEPRIEVED BY THE ECK AND KIBAKIS DECLARING HIMSELF AS THE PRESIDENT.

    THIS IS ALL WHAT IS ABOUT!

    HOW CAN A LEADER DO SUCH A THING IS NOT UNDERSTOOD BY THE MODERN KENYANS WHO HAVE LEARNT TO RESPECT THE RULES OF DEMOCRACY!

    THATS WHY THEY WISH ASSISTANCE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIATORS CAUSE THEY HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE IN MWAI KIBAKI WHOM THEY HAD SACKED!