Kenya vote update; it looks like an ‘Uhuru day’, Odinga cries foul

Odinga and Uhuru
Kenya president, Uhuru Kenyatta with his 2017 presidential election main challenger Ralia Odinga

As more results from yesterday’s general election in Kenya come in, it is becoming evident that the Jubilee flag bearer and incumbent Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta is poised for a second term. Kenyan’s main opposition leader and presidential candidate of National Super alliance (Nasa) Raila Odinga has rejected the results declared so far, calling them fake.

Mr Odinga told journalists the details were “fake”, because the authorities had failed to present documents verifying the results. Odinga accused hackers of “manipulating” election data, using the credential of the slain communication chief, Chris Msando.

Speaking at a press conference, the opposition candidate has urged his supporters to remain calm, however he said that “I don’t control the people.” Raila Odinga has alleged that electoral fraud was “massive and extensive”, he added that President Uhuru Kenyatta must “go home”.

In his speech he claimed that, Kenya has never seen such a fraudulent election in its history.

Electoral chief executive Ezra Chiloba however, in his reaction to the opposition’s rejection of election results, said that,  “all is well”.

The commission is due to give a press briefing shortly. Latest result from IEBC website shows that Uhuru Kenyatta polled 7829485 votes (54.36%) of 14402388 valid votes from 38643 out of 40883 Polling Stations. Raila Odinga 6447572 votes (44.77%), with 4549 votes disputed and 383822 votes rejected.

 

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