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Kenyatta wins second term and calls for unity

Kenyatta wins second term and calls for unity

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Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga claims the vote was rigged.The country's election commission says Kenyatta won Tuesday's election with 54.27% of the vote, calling it "credible, fair and peaceful".Opposition leader Raila Odinga took 44.74%, said commission chairman Wafula Chebukati.Nearly 80% of the 19 million registered voters cast their ballots."Having fulfilled the requirement by law... I therefore wish to declare Uhuru Kenyatta... as President-elect," said Mr Chebukati.Kenyan police fired tear gas to contain protests which broke out minutes after the winner was declared.The protests erupted in Kisumu city, an opposition stronghold, and Mathare, a Nairobi slum, witnesses said.Image:Mr Odinga's opposition claims figures release...