Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote as Opposition Disputes Count


Kenya's electoral commission has said that all the required forms are available for confirmation and called on the opposition to give them time so that they can be delivered to their offices for scrutiny. "The streets do not".

NAIROBI, KENYA-The database of Kenya's election commission was unsuccessfully targeted by a hacking attempt, a top official said Thursday, disputing allegations by opposition leader Raila Odinga that hackers were able to infiltrate the computer system and manipulate results against him following Tuesday's vote.

Provisional tallies released by the electoral commission so far show Kenyatta with a nine-point lead on Odinga.

At least four people have been killed in election-related unrest in the East African nation.

The European Union election observer mission in Kenya says there are no signs of "centralised or localised manipulation" of the voting process in the country's general elections.

"We believe the IEBC (election commission) put in place a detailed, transparent process of voting, counting, reporting and securing the vote, all of which lends significant credibility and accountability", Kerry told a press conference. Although limited irregularities have been reported, there are no indications that the election was rigged.

The mission who visited 464 polling stations across the country, said Tuesday vote, "was consistent with policies of the African Union" but voter education was insufficient. "The results announced at the polling station are final", Mr Orengo, a lawyer representing Odinga said.

"We have caught them".

A police officer at the scene, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to restrictions over speaking to the media, said two people were killed during the riots.

Malikk added: "The most important issues are ahead of us: Does Odinga concede peacefully?"

At least three people have died in protests this week over preliminary results showing President Uhuru Kenyatta leading with a significant margin.

Odinga's comments raised the specter of post-election violence, which blighted Kenya 10 years ago in similar circumstances.

At midday, clashes between police and rioters had eased, but tensions can still be felt in Mathare district and the western city of Kisumu, where the first clashes broke out early. "We continue to urge everyone to be calm, to be resilient and to be peaceful", said the EU's Schaake.