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Strike call by opposition leader ignored as Kenyans report to work

Many Kenyans didn't agree with the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader's call for boycott and said they wanted life to move on Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters New Delhi, India Aug 14, 2017, 12.31 PM (IST)

A call by opposition leader Raila Odinga for Kenyans to stay at home and not report to work was ignored, as thousands streamed to the capital on Monday (August 14), days after electoral commission announced the election results which confirmed a win for incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.

On Sunday (August 13) Odinga called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of "spilling the blood of innocent people" as he brushed off growing pressure to concede election defeat.

However many Kenyans didn't agree with the National Super Alliance (NASA) leader's call for boycott and said they wanted life to move on.

The election commission on Friday (August 11) declared Kenyatta the winner of the presidential poll by 1.4 million votes. International observers said Tuesday's (August 8) vote was largely fair and a parallel tally by domestic monitors supported the outcome.

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