Kenya Election 2017 Raila Odinga Says Election Systems Hacked

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Kenya Election 2017 Raila Odinga Says Election Systems Hacked
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-- 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. Mr Odinga said that the hackers 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. The opposition leader had earlier told journalists the results coming in were fake because the authorities had failed to present documents verifying the results. Electoral officials say that with 91 of results in Mr Kenyatta is leading with about 54. 5 to Mr Odinga s 44. 6 . These r ...

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