See the chaotic scenes as Kenya elects new president
Racism and corruption have marred Kenya’s election process on all levels, with results of the presidential vote still not in. Electoral commission head Justin Muturi said he expected the official result to come by Monday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, a Kikuyu tribesman, is expected to win re-election after his re-election bid last year was marred by allegations of vote rigging.
An election commission spokesman said the country was operating under the constitution’s mandate in the run-up to Wednesday’s election.
Mugabe, who lost in the first round to Kenyatta in 2010, faces opposition leader Raila Odinga in the second round.
Racism has been one of the biggest challenges in Kenya as the country emerged from a 30-year civil war.
Tribesmen in the north and east of the country have been complaining of a lack of jobs, healthcare and infrastructure in the area since they voted in a region dominated by ethnic minorities for years.
The United States has made efforts to improve education for Kenyans and to create businesses and jobs as part of a new economic strategy.
Kenya was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for the role in ending a brutal civil war fought between President Mwai Kibaki and then-vice president John Magufuli in 1993-2006. The country’s economy grew over 18 percent from 2009 to 2013.
The government also announced it was going ahead with a $40 billion dollar infrastructure program to boost growth in the country.
Kenya has also been the subject of international criticism over its policies to curb the use of land for mining and other industrial use, which was said to have contributed to poor air quality.
But Kenyans have shown a great resilience. The country has also shown impressive resilience in various other areas, from coping with severe floods in 2014, to the floods that hit the capital Nairobi last year, to the cholera epidemic that struck the country last year.
Nairobi has shown resilience to the flood of 2018, and Kibera, the informal settlement, was also a major part of the city’s