Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

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Kenya's interior minister on Wednesday blocked an attempt to de-register two civil society groups that pointed out anomalies in last week's presidential election, while opposition leader Raila Odinga was expected to announce next steps in disputing what he has called vote-rigging.

Mr Odinga, who has said the poll was rigged, had previously refused to appeal to the Supreme Court.

The election was declared free, fair and transparent by the all the nine election observers in the country including the Carter Centre led by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

The worldwide community and many within Kenya have urged Odinga to use legal means to express his grievances.

Mr Kenyatta also garnered more than 25 per cent of the votes cast in 35 counties, compared to Mr Odinga who got over 25 per cent in 29 counties, Mr Chebukati said.

The opposition last week said going to court was not an option, but Odinga is making it clear it is an option now.

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

IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the victor after he garnered 8,203,290 votes against Raila's 6,762,224.

The opposition has until the end of Friday to file a petition challenging the vote results.

Reaction to his decision was mixed, but in the Kibera slum, Nairobi's largest, many expressed relief that they could get back to work. NASA first claimed that the results being released by the IEBC, which were supposed to be transmitted digitally from every one of Kenya's 40,883 polling stations after the count, were being manipulated by the ruling party. "It's better for us to be on the road demonstrating than have our rights taken from us".

Amnesty International says the NGO Coordination Board is also asking authorities to close down another local rights group, the African Center for Open Governance.

The statement said police were investigating "individuals suspected of incitement to violence" and warned that "there are photos of dead bodies being attributed to police action that are fake".

Police and tax authorities on Wednesday raided the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), one of the organizations that has regularly highlighted problems with preparations for the August 8 vote.

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