Kenya to Announce Vote Results

Kenya to Announce Vote Results

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's election commission says it will announce results of last week's presidential vote on Monday afternoon, seeking to end a fraught electoral process in which President Uhuru Kenyatta ran without a significant challenge because the main opposition leader boycotted the vote.

A senior election official, Consolata Nkatha, said the decision to announce results at 3:30 p.m. (1230 GMT) would go ahead even though voting did not occur in two-dozen constituencies because of opposition protests.

The election Thursday was a rerun of an August vote that was later nullified by the Supreme Court because of what it called "irregularities and illegalities."

Opposition leader Raila Odinga boycotted the Oct. 26 vote because he said more electoral reforms were needed.

(KA)