Kenya accused of intimidating rights groups after election

KENYA Odinga goes to court to contest defeat to Kenyatta

The city is an opposition stronghold and has seen protests since the August 8 election.

Kenya's oversight body for non-governmental organizations announced late Monday it had de-registered the independent Kenya Human Rights Commission. Shortly before the final results were announced, the chair of the NASA campaign, Musalia Mudavadi, announced that the alliance was rejecting them and led a walkout of all NASA agents and politicians from the national tallying center.

Many residents of Kenya's capital returned to work on Monday despite a call by opposition leader Raila Odinga to stay at home to protest last week's disputed election in which President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the victor. Odinga claims that hackers infiltrated the electoral commission's systems and manipulated the results.

Violence flared up before the announcement of the August 8 election were announced last week, largely between supporters of rival candidate, Raila Odinga, and the police.

Mr Odinga said the poll was rigged to give President Uhuru Kenyatta victory, and called for a "day of mourning for the fallen patriots". Its leader was among the few election observers to announce it had found anomalies in the vote.

The group's executive director, George Kegoro, says this is not the first time the Kenyan government has tried to de-register it. "NASA will therefore not address Kenyans as projected today but will issue a comprehensive statement to the nation tomorrow", read the statement.

Efforts to ensure peace within Kenya and to enhance "its status as an emerging democracy and attraction for foreign investors, will require the government and opposition to act responsibly and with restraint in the coming days", the Post said.

Further, both local and worldwide election observers groups seem to be reading from the same script in conquering with IEBC's presidential results, urging Mr. Odinga to concede defeat as the polls were free, fair and transparent.

The U.S. government later congratulated President Kenyatta on his reelection but expressed concerns over reports of violence in the country.

The NGO Coordination Board on Monday claimed it had de-registered the Kenya Human Rights Commission.

At least eleven people are believed to have been killed by police in a violent clash in Kenya.

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