Dec 13, 2017 Last Updated 12:40 PM, Dec 13, 2017

Kenya Election 2017: Odinga Supporters Warned Over Claims

Kenya Election 2017: Odinga Supporters Warned Over Claims Source: Kenya Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
Published in International News
Read 495 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)

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 coalition of basic mathematical errors.

International observers have described the election as free and fair.

However, many fear a repeat of the violence after the disputed election 10 years ago when more than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced.

On Thursday, scores of people took to the streets of Mathare, a slum in the capital Nairobi, shouting "Uhuru must go".

Mr Chebukati said that the documents containing the real results were still being sent from constituencies to their national tallying centre.

Mr Odinga has said the IT system of the electoral commission had been hacked and Kenya was witnessing the worst "voter theft" in its history.

But the commission said that while there had been an attempt to hack its system, it had failed.

The final outcome should be announced later on Friday.

73 comments

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.Basic HTML code is allowed.

Capital Tweets

Arlene Osman-Grimes Arlene_Grimes Arlene Osman-Grimes

Young people tune into @CapitalFMMw now and listen to "A Better Life- it Starts with You/ Phukusi La Moyo" @PEPFAR… https://t.co/I9fM3duuCM

18 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
#NewsBusinessMusic CapitalFMMw #NewsBusinessMusic

RT @journalistmbewe: #SwitchOn #KeepItCapital @CapitalFMMw News. Business. Music | @EweSpades @PEPFAR @USAID @USAIDAfrica https://t.co/4HO…

53 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Jimmy Kainja JKainja Jimmy Kainja

RT @alaudin_osman: @TrevorNcube @mailandguardian Wishing all the best for you, Trevor. Looking forward to your new role in the new Zimbabwe…

59 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Arlene Osman-Grimes Arlene_Grimes Arlene Osman-Grimes

@LingaWine @CapitalFMMw Thats so true. Now there is no control and fish have no time to breed, there is great need… https://t.co/3MjblxFwry

1 hour ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Linga Fruit Winery LingaWine Linga Fruit Winery

@CapitalFMMw @Arlene_Grimes There always used to be a closed season when #fish were spawning and fingerlings were s… https://t.co/PVoJzaiEg4

1 hour, 4 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite

Find Us on Facebook