Afrikapost aktuell: General elections in Kenya
Calm before the storm?

On 8 August 2017, Kenya voted for their leader. President Uhuru Kenyatta was confirmed in office with 54% of the votes according to the official election results of the Kenyan Electoral Commission.

In the run-up to the election, there was a general fear of violent clashes, something that has often accompanied previous election campaigns. Although the defeated opposition leader Raila Odinga does not accept the election result and accuses the government of electoral fraud, things have remained largely quiet so far.

However, the opposition leader has called his supporters to participate in a general strike, which is planned for Monday, 14 August 2017. Will the situation in East Africa’s most important country remain stable or is this just the calm before the storm?

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15 August 2017, Sabine Odhiambo and Ingo Badoreck
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