Political unrest in Kenya as opposition challenges election result, in pictures

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Deadly Kenya protests as opposition alleges vote hacking

- apimagesblog.com
10 Aug 2017
A man pulls a burning tire in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, as others block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying ...

Kenyan opposition demands Odinga be 'declared president

10 Aug 2017
Kenya's National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition member Musalia Mudavadi (R) speaks during a press conference, next to NASA's presidential candidate Raila Odinga (L) on August 10, 2017 in Nairobi. Kenya's main opposition coalition demanded on August 10, 2017 that its candidate Raila Odinga be declared president, claiming it had evidence he had won an election ...
- independent.co.ug

Kenya election chief rejects opposition's hacking claims as protests erupt

- newsr.in
10 Aug 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta had a commanding lead as votes were counted on Wednesday after Kenya's election but opposition leader Raila Odinga said hackers broke into election commission computer systems overnight, leading to massive fraud. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

Celebrations as Kenya opposition demands Odinga be president

10 Aug 2017
Kenya opposition names ex-PM Odinga as presidential candidate John Mbadi: Raila Odinga must be sworn in as the fifth president of Kenya Kenyan opposition alliance chooses Raila Odinga as presidential flagbearer Kenya's opposition name Raila Odinga as its presidential candidate Pandemonium in parliament as opposition demands PM's resignation Raila Odinga named Kenyan ...
- 1clickdaily.com

The world in brief, August 10th

- espresso.economist.com
10 Aug 2017
EU observers will give a preliminary report today on the fairness of Kenya's election. Uhuru Kenyatta, currently president, held a strong lead but Raila Odinga, the opposition candidate, insists voting systems were hacked. As sporadic protests broke out across the country yesterday the electoral commission urged calm; demonstrations after an election a decade ago killed ...

Five Die in Kenya as Protests Continue over Presidential Election

10 Aug 2017
In Kenya, protests over this week's presidential election boiled over into violence Wednesday, as police shot and killed five people in three different cities around the country. The protests came as vote counting showed incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta with a comfortable lead over his main rival, opposition leader Raila Odinga. In the Nairobi neighborhood of Kibera--the largest ...
- democracynow.org

Opposition claims massive fraud in Presidential polls

- india.news24headlines.com
10 Aug 2017
In Kenya, opposition leader and Presidential candidate Raila Odinga claimed massive fraud during Tuesday's Presidential polls. However, the country's Electoral Commission has denied opposition claims that IT system had been hacked in order to manipulate the poll results.

Deadly Protests Erupt in Kenya After Claims of Rigged Election

10 Aug 2017
Kenya has a bloody history of election unrest. In 2007, more than 1,300 people were killed and 600,000 displaced following an uprising disputing that year's election results. In 2013, voting machines throughout the country malfunctioned, inviting accusations of fraud.
- globalcitizen.org

Opposition Leader Claims Fraud in Kenya Election

- wsj.com
10 Aug 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya--Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta looked set for another four-year term as unofficial results from Tuesday elections handed him a big lead over opponent Raila Odinga, but allegations of fraud sparked protests, clouding an otherwise peaceful vote in one of Africa's largest economies.

Diplomatic Observer

10 Aug 2017
Mustafa AY -TDO - 10.08.2017 In the previous days, Kenya went to election polls to elect new President of the country. The general election resulted in 54.4% for the current President Uhuru Kenyatta against 44.8% for main opposition leader Railia Odinga. However, that general election resulted in Kenyatta's favor led the emergence of the allegations of 'hacking elections' ...
- diplomaticobserver.com

Kenyan presidential candidate alleges election fraud, sparking protests

- scmagazine.com
10 Aug 2017
According to the New York Times as well as Kenya's The Standard , Odinga produced logs that he said backs his claims that hackers used the credentials of Christopher Msando, a senior voting technology official who was murdered last month, to load an algorithm into the election servers in order to give Kenyatta a decisive lead. in Nairobi, "The 2017 general election was a ...

Protests Over Election Fraud Turns Deadly in Kenya

10 Aug 2017
Simeon Otieno, a 33-year-old father of three, stood near his house looking tense. Election officials on Tuesday acknowledged the opposition objection but defended their actions. During the 2013 polls, Odinga alleged fraud but quelled unrest by taking his complaints to the courts. This time, the government deployed more than 150,000 security personnel, including wildlife ...
- breakingnewspak.com

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- mambokenya.com
10 Aug 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A top Kenyan electoral official says the election commission's database was unsuccessfully targeted by a hacking attempt. The comments Thursday by Wafula Chebukati, the commission chairman, came after allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hackers infiltrated the database and manipulated results in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta ...

Kenyan president leads in nearly complete election results

10 Aug 2017
The election body's omission of constituency results prompted sharp criticism from Odinga, who also ran against Kenyatta in the 2013 vote and unsuccessfully challenged the results in court with allegations of vote-tampering. The longtime opposition figure also ran in the 2007 election, which was followed by violence fueled by ethnic divisions that killed more than 1 000 people.
- kenyastar.com

Kenyan Women Just Fought One of the Most Violent Campaigns in History

- foreignpolicy.com
10 Aug 2017
None of this was coincidental. It's all part of an alarming trend in Kenya toward ever-increasing levels of violence against female politicians. To be sure, violence is part of the political landscape in Kenya, regardless of gender. Just last week, a top election official was tortured to death by unknown assailants. But our research suggests that women in politics -- as ...

Maduro claims Venezuela election win opposition vows protests

10 Aug 2017
PanARMENIAN.Net - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed victory on Monday, July 31 in an internationally criticized election to pick a new assembly to rewrite the constitution, but the opposition vowed to keep protesting despite deadly clashes, AFP reports.
- caribbeanherald.com

Two demonstrators killed in Nairobi

- presstv.ir
10 Aug 2017
According to unofficial results streamed onto the website of Kenya's election commission (IEBC), Kenyatta was holding on to a commanding lead with 54 percent, while Raila Odinga has only secured 44.7 percent, with votes from over 96 percent of polling stations counted.

Protests erupt as Kenya opposition claims 'vote fraud

10 Aug 2017
According to the official website of Kenya's election commission (IEBC), Kenyatta was holding on to a commanding lead with 54.8 percent, while Odinga has only secured 44.4 percent after nearly 13 million ballots were counted from more than 35,000 of the 40,833 polling stations.

Dispute intensifies in Kenya with conflicting claims over election results

- france24.com
10 Aug 2017
In tonight's edition: dispute intensifies in Kenya with conflicting claims over the presidential election's results, in DR Congo Human Rights Watch says 27 people have been killed this week and in South Africa, ballet meets contemporary dance in a new show in Johannesburg.

Kenya protests turn deadly after election

10 Aug 2017
The 72-year-old opposition leader claims that the program counting up the votes was hacked, and that the attackers used credentials of the murdered election official Chris Msando. The IT expert, who helped develop the vote-counting system, was found dead less than two weeks ago. His body showed signs of torture.
- thepropertygazette.org
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