Christopher Jones-Cruise adapted his report for VOA Learning English.
And he urged his supporters not to vote in the election. “I have just seen disaster in this country because you cannot tell anyone that the way forward, we have had elections, and so we have a president. Recognizing Uhuru as president, my president, no way…” Many people in the area where Kenyatta was born and in the Rift Valley area voted for the governing Jubilee party.
The Rift Valley is home to deputy president William Ruto.
The electoral commission canceled the vote in four counties for security reasons. Opposition supporters have been protesting in some parts of the country. Some political observers question the legitimacy of the latest election because 12 million registered voters did not mark ballots. She works for Partners Global, an organization that works for peaceful and democratic change.
I think, while the Jubilee government would like to move on, you know, the NASA coalition has dug in and I think we’ll continue to see more and more of this discussion in the weeks ahead...” Kenyan business and religious leaders have called for calm.
At least nine people have died from election-related violence since Thursday. Correspondent Mohammed Yusuf reported this story from Kisumu, Kenya.