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Kenya's former Prime Minister and opposition leader Raila Odinga talks during an interview with Reuters inside his office at the Capitol Hill Square in Nairobi, June 24, 2014. Odinga demanded on Tuesday a national dialogue by July 7 and sought a timetable to pull Kenyan troops out of Somalia, hours after a fresh attack on the coast killed five people. To match Reuters interview KENYA-ATTACKS/POLITICS REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: POLITICS)

Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results.

He rejected early results indicating a strong lead for his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mr Odinga earlier told journalists the details were “fake”, because the authorities had failed to present documents verifying the results.

Many fear a repeat of the violence after a disputed election 10 years ago.

More than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced following the 2007 vote.

Electoral officials say that with 91% of results in, Mr Kenyatta is leading with about 54.5%, to Mr Odinga’s 44.6%.

Mr Kenyatta’s lead could mean that he is elected outright. There were eight candidates in all, but apart from Mr Kenyatta and Mr Odinga none polled more than 0.3% of the vote.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: BBC

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