Kenya’s opposition chief has urged individuals to avoid work on Monday over the disputed election consequence.
Raila Odinga mentioned it will be a “day of mourning for the fallen patriots” after a rally in Kibera, the biggest slum within the capital Nairobi.
The worldwide group has urged calm following the vote, which Mr Odinga alleges was fastened.
The official outcomes gave President Uhuru Kenyatta 54.three%, and Mr Odinga 44.7%.
The allegation has sparked violent protests, with information company AFP reporting at the least 16 individuals killed since Friday. On Saturday, the Kenya Nationwide Fee on Human Rights mentioned 24 individuals had been shot lifeless throughout protests since election day on eight August.
It’s unclear how a lot these two figures overlap.
The victims included a nine-year-old woman hit by a stray bullet in Nairobi’s Mathere slum.
In a tweet despatched after the rally, Mr Odinga mentioned they’d died by the hands of “Jubilee mandated loss of life squads”, referring to Mr Kenyata’s celebration.
A person was additionally killed in Kisumu county, an opposition stronghold and the centre of post-election ethnic violence in 2007, when 1,200 individuals died and 600,000 have been displaced.
“It is a failed regime that’s resorting to killing individuals as a substitute of addressing the true difficulty. The vote was stolen. There is not any secret about that,” Mr Odinga advised the four,000 individuals who had gathered to listen to him speak on Sunday.
He added: “We had predicted they are going to steal the election and that is what occurred. We’re not accomplished but. We is not going to hand over. Watch for the subsequent plan of action which I’ll announce the day after tomorrow.
“However for now I wish to let you know to not go to work tomorrow Monday).”
The BBC’s Anne Soy in Nairobi mentioned his claims have been opposite to reviews from each native and worldwide observers that the ballot was free and truthful.
European Union international affairs chief Federica Mogherini and former UN Secretary Normal Kofi Annan are amongst those that have urged Mr Odinga to hunt redress by the courts – one thing the opposition coalition says shouldn’t be an choice.
The Elections Statement Group (Elog), which had eight,300 observers, mentioned its projected end result put Mr Kenyatta on 54%, simply in need of the official determine of 54.three%.