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We are watching Kenya as we await the announcement of a final result
of their collections. We are eminently awaiting the result. Life
at the commission of the election count centre. Let's listen in. To
each and every one of you for putting the confidence in us to
deliver credible collection. Ladies and gentlemen, this year, like any
other election year, there were a number of challenges which we
overcame in order to deliver a fair and free election. Over 200 court
cases have had to be dealt with, procurement of election materials
and services. Through all this, the commission remained focused on
delivering its mandate. There are many lessons that we have learned
from this electoral cycle that we believe will strengthen our
institution, ways of quicker transmission of election results for
example. Allow me to express our greatest gratitude to those that
contributed to the successful completion of the 2017 elections.
Firstly, the people of Kenya, our number-1 stakeholder. You have
entrusted us this responsibility. To all our staff across the country and
our families for the sacrifices, thank you very much. To the stuff,
you have long hours and sometimes for corn Street. -- for corn Street.
-- to the staff members. The majority of you have demonstrated
core values of transparency and integrity. For your sacrifice and
dedication, we all you all recognition and gratitude, we are
truly proud of all of you. -- we all owe you.
APPLAUSE All stakeholders, parties,
candidates, the country, I believe you will agree that the commission
has been successful and we can discuss issues of concern. In line
with the policy of transparency, we have held many consultation meetings
for which we have been successful. The African Union, United Nations,
NDA, Commonwealth Secretariat, east Africa community, European Union, we
are grateful for your support. We wish to express our special
recognition to the election management bodies within the east
African community, Senegal, Namibia. Especially the professor energy of
your four pence wise counsel. -- in Nigeria for his wise counsel. I'm
pleased to note that all the local and international observers agree
that the 2017 elections regrettable, fair and peaceful.
APPLAUSE -- were credible, fear and peaceful.
We thank the observers for the preliminary report and look forward
to final reports, which will be incorporated in the final evaluation
of the election. We welcome the media for -- we think the media for
their role. We would also like to thank U for our patients as we relay
the information. According to the great American statesman Abraham
Lincoln, the best argument against democracy is the art rich
conversation with the average photo. -- is a conversation with the
average water. Today we have been given the responsibility of
disclosing the results. APPLAUSE
Before pronouncing the results of the election, we wish to remind you
of the results in accordance with the law. The tallying of the
presidential votes is done by the Presiding Officer at the polling
stations after the closing of voting. The result is then signed
for and countersigned by the agents are candidates of political parties.
Once this form is filled in, the Presiding Officer is required to
scan the form and send it along with another document for the returning
officer in the national tallying centre. The result is final, when
announced. All the results are collected, tallied and aggregates
are found in order to inform the fort back. The returning officer and
enters the result of the election and economic -- economically
transmits them. The final decision by the tallying of is final. The job
of the national tallying centre is to collate and tally results from
the 290 returning officers. They record the results. That is our role
and what we have been doing here. The chairman of the commission as
the returning officer in respect of the presidential elections then
announces the results of the presidential election. We are a
candidate has meant the concessional thresholds, garnering 50% plus one
of the total votes cast in at least half the countries, then the
chairman shall declare such a candidate as having been duly
elected as president of the Republic of Kenya. In this regard, Kenyans,
by the powers vested in me... OK. Ladies and gentlemen, I am told that
the results have to be signed first. I would like to thank you for
listening to me... LAUGHTER
I'll be back to announce the results. Thank you very much.
APPLAUSE You are watching BBC World News.
We are watching live. We were expecting that result of the Kenyan
general election. As we heard there, nothing goes completely smoothly. We
will be kept waiting a bit longer because the results have re-signed
first. As we heard, they really were very precise about this whole
election procedure because ten years ago there was incredible violence in
Kenya after that disputed election win 1100 Kenyans diet, 600,000 were
displaced, following that election. This time round, it has been
peaceful and this time we are expecting imminently... Now, we have
been waiting for this result. We are waiting for them to be signed and I
believe that is what is happening right now. Once we see that we can
expect to get this resolved. Whether it's Uhuru Kenyatta, the incumbent,
the president that has been in power for 4-5 years. Or will it be the
opposition, Raila Odinga, the opposition says that they do not
accept the provisional results but they say they are not prepared to go
to the courts to fight those results. It will be interesting to
see finally, once confirmed, what the opposition will do. We assume
that Uhuru Kenyatta will be announced as President. Stay with us
on BBC World News. We promised to bring this results to you when we
get it. Let's move on. President Donald Trump
has stepped up the war of words with North Korea,
saying that the US military is "locked and loaded", with plans
in place if Pyongyang acts unwisely. The rising tensions have forced
world leaders to encourage German Chancellor Angela Merkel
said there could be no military solution -
adding an escalation of the rhetoric Russia's Foreign Minister said that
he believed the risks are very high and offered a plan to ease tensions.
Our North America correspondent Nick Bryant reports.
After fire and fury comes locked and loaded, not the title of some
Hollywood summer blockbuster, but the words of America's
commander in chief, who described his country's state
These are the latest pictures of B-1 bombers stationed in Guam,
the motto of this squadron, "Fight tonight."
President Trump reminded people of that on his
He's deploying social media to ratchet up his rhetoric.
Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded,
Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path.
And last night, there was another personal warning
He has disrespected our country greatly.
He has said things that are horrific.
And with me, he's not getting away with it.
He got away with it for a long time between him and his family.
As the government of Japan deployed missile interceptors to guard
against North Korean rockets, international leaders essentially
TRANSLATION: I believe that, I'm firmly convinced that an escalation
of rhetoric will not contribute to a solution of this conflict.
TRANSLATION: When a fight has nearly broken out,
the first step away from that dangerous threshold should
be taken by the side that is stronger and smarter.
Amidst this verbal brinkmanship, it's emerged that the Trump
administration has been secretly talking to North Korea
about Americans in prison there and deteriorating relations.
The news came as America's Defence Secretary emphasised diplomacy.
You can see the American effort is diplomatically lead,
it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results.
And I want to stay right there, right now.
The tragedy of war is well enough known.
It doesn't need another characterisation beyond the fact
Holiday-makers on Guam, the island North Korea has
threatened with missiles, still seem unfazed.
But amongst the beach reading this morning,
a fact sheet from the Guam government warning not
My colleague as their fries. It looks like a bit of a pattern here.
Donald Trump with the fighting talk and then his administration trying
to play that down. Offering some more peaceful measures. We are we? I
don't think there is any sign that Donald Trump is going to let up on
his war of words but what we see is a difference of emphasis coming from
his senior ministers. As we just heard, the Defence Secretary
emphasises diplomacy, Rex Tillerson owner of this week said that
diplomacy is the only way forward. Donald Trump is trying to, Jim Matus
has said that as well, is to show that America does have the military
remains. What is confusing about this is when is the point where
Donald Trump thinks he needs to use these military remains in order to
enforce the line that the US is taking. -- these military means. No
option has been ruled out, everything is on the table and that
seems to include a pre-emptive strike. The concern is that this is
how Kim Jong-un will reject and that could -- will read it and that could
inspire him to pull the trigger first. Thank you very much.
So how are people in the south of the peninsula reacting to crisis
Yogita Limaye in Seoul has been finding out.
Fierce reactions have come to be expected of North Korea.
In the US, it now seems to be becoming a pattern.
The president makes strong remarks, then a member of his cabinet tries
Analysts I've been speaking to say they so far don't believe that
either side will act on the threats they are making but when you are in
such a heated situation, a few days ago in Pyongyang
there was a mass rally, a big show of strength,
anti-American slogans, and in that situation,
when you don't have a line of communication open
with North Korea, even the slightest miscalculation could be dangerous.
We have to remember that war can break out with a really small
That's what people are worried about.
At this point, I don't think they are strategically
But really unfortunate things happen that can trigger the war.
Here in South Korea are concerns about were all of this is heading.
The country's top security adviser spoke to his American
counterpart this morning and, during that conversation,
the US is reported to have agreed that it will not launch any
pre-emptive strikes on North Korea without informing Seoul.
On the streets of this city, people go about their lives as normal.
They are getting worried about this repeated exchange that we are seeing
between North Korea and the US but at the moment they don't see
At least 36 people have been killed in Egypt's worst rail
Around 120 people were injured when two passenger
One train was travelling from Cairo and the other from Port Said
when the accident happened in the northern coastal city
The cause of the collision is still unclear.
Our correspondent in Cairo, Ranyah Sabry.
The sad news is that this death toll is likely to rise. It has already
risen. The number of casualties is 37 and the number of injured as 123.
These numbers are expected to increase throughout the night as the
search for bodies through the wreckage continues. It is a major
accident, if you've seen the pictures. One train was stationary
and the other collided on its back. Preliminary cause is that the person
responsible for warning becoming trended not notice and not
warranted. -- warning for the coming train. It was close to the city of
Alexandria, the second-largest city in a just and where people had to
for the summer vacations. That is what thousands of these people were
intending to do. Just explain to us how busy. You said thousands of
passengers. These trends are some of the cheapest trains -- these trends.
There is no strict regulation in terms of having a specific chair
allocated to you by your ticket. This is why it's always packed, the
carriages, back with passengers. The price for the railway trains has not
increased in the past year, although the Egyptian Government took the
decision to focus the pound in 2016, sending the price of transportation
through the sky and trains remain at the cheapest. This is why it is the
means of transportation for many of these were Egyptians. -- of these
poor Egyptians. With me is our Middle East
editor Sebastian Usher. Absolutely devastating for Egypt by
the string caches -- these train crashes have happened before. What's
been the reaction so far? The president has expressed his sorrow
over what happened and has said, as is normal in these circumstances,
anybody who is found to be responsible will be punished. You
need to go about 2013, 2012, to the last major train accidents in Egypt.
Rather than being trains running into each other, these were trains
at level crossings hitting buses. In one, it was attributed to the person
that was supposed to be watching over the level crossing, they had
fallen asleep. Trained Remainer and inexpensive -- Michael to remain an
inexpensive mode of transport for people of every class. -- Michael to
remain. The management and Ezra structure has backed behind for
years and years. This will be fuelled again by this accident, the
feeling that there isn't enough concerned by the Egyptian
authorities, even though this is a lifeline for people. There is talk
of investment for this particular line. Thank you very much. We will
go back to Nairobi, where we expect the result of the Kenyan general
election. We heard earlier the commission focused on exactly how
the selection has been carried through and, as the result was
expected, we were told it has to be signed. Leadsom gentleman. -- ladies
and gentlemen. Allow me to continue my speech.
LAUGHTER By the power was vested in me, and
will meet to provide you -- allow me to provide with you the final tally
of the election results. These are the results from the countries. The
role requires I read all of them. -- the counties, the law requires. I
will start with Mombasa. 580,006 and 44 registered voters. 580,006 and 44
registered voters. Mohammed, 1004 64. Representing 43%.
Next candidate, 0.4%. The following candidate, 0.1%. The next candidate,
19 Everest APPLAUSE Representing 28.9 7%.
The following candidate, representing 0.2%. Joseph William
1271, representing 0.37%. The next candidate, 69.76%. The total vote
cast, 342,347. This is 100% of vote. This means that there were no
spoiled votes. The next county. 281,102 and registered fortress. --
focus Mac. 3.8%. Uhuru Kenyatta 43,694, 23.59%.
These are life images from Nairobi, the national electoral centre. We
still await the Electoral Commission, McWhirter, to announce
the results. We believe that at the moment the announcement is going
through constituencies. There are 40 constituencies. When we get the
final result, we will bring that, I promise.
36 people have been killed after a coach crashed into a wall
It was travelling from Chengdu in the south west to central China
The cause of the crash is still unclear.
49 people were aboard this bus when it slammed into the wall
of a northern Chinese expressway on Thursday night.
More than 30 of those passengers were killed on impact,
The coach was travelling to Chengdu city to central China.
Highways around the tunnel were blocked for hours,
and vehicles diverted in the wake of the crash.
It is still unclear as to what caused it.
But deadly road accidents are common in China.
Traffic regulations are often flouted all go unenforced by police.
Overcrowded coaches are common across the country.
In 2015, more than 58,000 people died on Chinese roads.
High speeds and aggressive driving contributing to the death toll.
We are still awaiting the results from the Kenyan general election. We
will bring that to you as soon as we can.
The weather was a little bit disappointing for most of us today.
Pretty overcast. The weekend is looking good. Sunshine it will be
around and it looks mostly dry. Potentially a bit of rain.