Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike

Kenya election: Raila Odinga urges supporters to strike

Kenya’s opposition leader has urged people to stay away from work on Monday over the disputed election result. Raila Odinga said it would be a “day of mourning for the fallen patriots” after a rally in Kibera, the largest slum in the capital Nairobi. The international community has urged calm following the election, which Mr Odinga alleges was fixed. But after Mr Odinga spoke on Sunday, renewed violence broke out between his supporters and their…

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Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims

Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims

Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal. The opposition has published its own figures, putting Mr Odinga ahead of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. This contrasts with provisional electronic results giving Mr Kenyatta a clear lead in Tuesday’s poll. Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati told the BBC it was the only body legally allowed to count votes. He accused the opposition…

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Murdered official’s identity used to hack Kenyan election, opposition leader claims

Murdered official’s identity used to hack Kenyan election, opposition leader claims

Hackers used the identity of a murdered official to rig the results of the Kenyan election, an opposition leader has claimed. With 85% of polling stations reporting results by the early hours of Wednesday morning, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was seen to be leading his main challenger Raila Odinga by 54.8% to 44.3%. But Mr Odinga, a former political prisoner who unsuccessfully used the courts to contest his defeat in the last presidential election in…

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Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

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 from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. The electoral commission has not yet responded to Mr Odinga’s accusation, but politicians have called for calm. Many fear a repeat of the violence after a disputed election 10 years ago. More than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were…

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