Kenya's leader asks country to 'shun violence'

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)- Kenya's president is asking the country to "shun violence" as unrest erupts in some opposition areas after the country's election commission announced he had won a second term.

Supporters of opposition candidate Raila Odinga have rejected the results but said challenging them in court is not an option. Odinga made a legal challenge after losing to Kenyatta in 2013, alleging vote-tampering, but was unsuccessful.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is asking the country to avoid the kind of violence that followed the 2007 election, when more than 1,000 people were killed.

"We have seen the results of political violence, and I am certain there is no single Kenyan who would wish to go back to those days," Kenyatta says.

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