Kenya Election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked.
Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results.
He rejected provisional results from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya’s election chief Wafula Chebukati saidhe had confidence in the system but the claims would be investigated.
There have been sporadic outbreaks of violence amid calls for calm from politicians.
One person has been killed in a confrontation with police in the capital, Nairobi, witnesses have told the BBC.
Police have also fired shots at opposition supporters in Kisumu.
Raw polling data published on the website ofthe Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says that with 95.3% of results in, Mr Kenyatta is leading with about 54.3%, to Mr Odinga’s 44.8% share of the vote.
These results mean Mr Kenyatta appears tobe heading for a first-round victory, but they are not officials results, Mr Chebukati said, as Forms 34A – filled in by presiding officers to tally votes at polling stations – have not yetbeen checked against the results the IEBC has already declared.
The final results will not be announced on Wednesday, the commission has said. Legally, it has to announce the results withinseven days of polling stations closing.
Mr Odinga has disputed these provisional results, saying in a tweet that his party’s ownassessment puts him ahead of Mr Kenyatta.
Local election observers say they are unable to support or dismiss Mr Odinga’s claims, as they are yet to complete their parallel vote tally. The EU observer mission has yet to comment.
Script reporter: Ayodele Iyanu-Oluwa