Kenya’s incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially declared the winner Friday of a heated election that his rival claims to have won, setting off violent protests in some opposition strongholds.
Reports of rioting in several slum districts of the capital, Nairobi, and in parts of western Kenya stoked fears of a reprise of deadly ethnic fighting that followed another disputed election a decade ago.
"Let us always remember that we are brothers and sisters," he said. "Let us be peaceful. There is no need for violence. Your neighbor is your neighbor, regardless of their ethnicity."