Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the winner in the country's heated presidential race Friday. Kenya's Election Commission claiming he captured more than 54% of the vote, granting him his second and final five year term. But supporters of opponent Raila Odinaga of the National Super Alliance rejecting the results, claiming the election was rigged.
>> This has been an entire charade. This is a disaster. You do not just hold an election for the sake of it. And the election is not about announcing winners and losers. Elections is a process, is about participation, is about exercise of political rights.>> The race marred by protests in the days prior resulting in at least four deaths.
Winner Kenyatta offering an olive branch to his opponent.>> I reach out to you, I reach out to all your supporters. We shall work together, we shall partner together. We shall grow together, we shall develop this country together.>> Opponent Odinga has lost the last two elections, claiming fraud in both cases.
Many Kenyans fear a repeat of the violence that followed the 2007 contested election. When about 1,200 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced.