Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Post-election riots in Kenya kill 5

Post-election riots in Kenya kill 5

Once observers have all signed, they are scanned and electronically transmitted to the 290 constituency tallying centers, which collate all the results into Form 34Bs and send it to the electoral commission's national tallying center.

Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka took on President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto in the Tuesday general election. "The streets do not".

The commission's rebuttal came after an opposition official said he had information from "confidential sources" showing that Odinga had defeated incumbent candidate President Uhuru Kenyatta by just under 300,000 votes.

Kenyan opposition leader claims voter fraud via hacking in Kenya's elections.

At least five people are reportedly dead after demonstrations broke out across Kenya on Wednesday.

Nasa spokesman Musalia Mudavadi said that the coalition would submit its evidence of fraud to the election board - but appealed for Kenyans to remain "calm".

Mr Odinga said that the hackers gained access to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) computer system by using the identity of the commission's IT manager, Chris Msando, who was killed last month. He claimed both elections were rigged.

Global election observers however found few irregularities and called the vote credible.

The IEBC has not commented since Odinga made the claims. He said it showed "a serious attempt to try to either doctor or alter the final results".

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union, the European Union and the African Electoral Observation Group had earlier said the election was credible.

The election commission has defended its electronic voting system as secure. It's important they have the time to do these procedures well.

The clashes evoked memories of a disputed election in 2007 when Odinga's calls for demonstrations triggered waves of ethnic violence that spread from Kisumu across the country. Multiple people have reportedly been killed as a result of the unrest.

Malikk added: "The most important issues are ahead of us: Does Odinga concede peacefully?"

Both Kenyatta and Odinga cast their votes Tuesday morning.

"Even if I am celebrating, let me celebrate in a way that will not provoke the other person because if I celebrate in a way that provokes another person, that escalates that feeling of people fighting of which we don't want", said Otieno.

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