Kenyatta wins Tuesday polls

Uhuru Kenyatta, President-elect.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of the contested Tuesday polls.

According to the Independent electoral and Boundaries Committee, Kenyatta – who is seeking a second term – is leading with about 54.3%, ahead of his rival Raila Odinga, with 44.7%.

But the opposition rejected the results even before they were declared, calling the process a “charade”.

Earlier, the opposition had published its own figures, putting Odinga ahead of Kenyatta.

This is the second time the incumbent president has defeated his longtime rival. Kenyatta beat Odinga in 2013. Their fathers were also political rivals in the 60s.

International observers have described the election as free and fair.