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Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked - BBC



Mr Odinga said the results have come after a computer hack


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 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%.


These results mean Mr Kenyatta appears to be heading for a first-round victory.


In order to avoid a run-off, a candidate needs 50% plus one of the votes cast and at least a 25% share of the vote in 24 of Kenya's 47 counties. There were eight candidates in all, but apart from Mr Kenyatta and Mr Odinga, none polled more than 0.3% of the vote.


Speaking at a press conference Mr Odinga, who heads the National Super Alliance (Nasa), said his supporters should remain calm.


But in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, in western Kenya, a group of several hundred of his supporters took to the streets shouting: "No Raila, no peace".


They were then dispersed by police using tear gas.



Riot policemen have been seen on the streets of Kisumu, western Kenya
What is Mr Odinga's complaint about the vote?


Mr Odinga said that the hackers had 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 alleged that the hackers "loaded an algorithm" that allowed them to alter the results and ignore the figures being transmitted from tallying centres around the country.


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