- Title: Kenya's incumbent president casts vote, appeals for loser to accept results
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: GATUNDU, KENYA (AUGUST 08, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** KENYA'S PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA ARRIVING AT POLLING STATION / KENYATTA SHAKING HANDS WITH SUPPORTER / REPORTERS VARIOUS OF KENYATTA AT POLLING STATION / KENYATTA SHAKING HANDS WITH PEOPLE / CAMERAMEN KENYATTA CASTING BALLOT / FIRST LADY MARGARET KENYATTA LOOKS ON MORE OF KENYATTA VOTING KENYATTA COMING OUT OF POLLING STATION (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA SAYING: "My competitors, as I have always said in the event that they lose, let us accept the will of the people. I am willing myself to accept the will of the people, so to them too, accept the will of the people. Let us come together, let us pull this country together and let us move forward as one nation because that is the only way we can achieve our joint vision for this country." KENYATTA LEAVING, SURROUNDED BY CROWD OF SUPPORTERS KENYATTA LEAVING / KENYATTA'S SECURITY CONTROLLING CROWD
- Embargoed: 22nd August 2017 11:08
- Keywords: Uhuru Kenyatta voting Gatundu Kenya election incumbent President Raila Odinga
- Location: GATUNDU, KENYA
- City: GATUNDU, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TAQWCN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta said the loser of the election should concede defeat as he cast his ballot on Tuesday (August 8) in his hometown of Gatundu, 33 kilometers north of the capital Nairobi.
Shrouded in fears of violence, the close-fought clash pits President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of Kenya's founding president, against Raila Odinga, a 72-year-old former political prisoner and son of Kenya's first vice-president.
The arch rivals are facing each other for the second time, and opinion polls have put them neck-and-neck after two months of campaigning marked by fiery rhetoric but public speeches largely free of the ethnic hate that has sullied previous contests.
In 2007, Odinga's call for street protests after problems with the vote count triggered a widespread campaign of ethnic violence in which 1,200 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.
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