Kenyatta leads Odinga, violent protests unleashed

Kenya violent protestsfrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA election vote counting is approaching completion with incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta slightly leading his challenger Raila Odinga by a million votes.
Out of the 19.6 million total registered voters, Kenyatta had at the time of going to press leading with almost eight million against Odinga’s seven million ballots.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) continued tallying the votes in the better part of Wednesday despite some violent protests by Odinga’s supporters following their leader’s allegations the  state security tempered with the login details of slain IEBC official Chris Msando to access the voting system.
Odinga alleged the government hacker illegally tempered with the IEBC’s server to change the original election results to suit President Uhuru’s desired victory arguing he would not accept the outcome.
“We have caught them. Hackers gained entry into the election database through Msando’s account and directly into chairman Wafula Chebukati’s account. It (hacking) gives Uhuru votes that were not cast. Uhuru must go home. We do not need him as our leader and IEBC must be held accountable,” he said,” Odinga claimed.
At the time of going to press, President Uhuru was leading by 7,684,411 votes against Odinga 6,310,940 ballots from 37,687 out of 40,883 polling stations
But following Odinga’s incitement claims of rigging, his supporters started burning tyres while blocking roads in protest of what they dubbed “vote rigging” aimed at denying their preferred leader’s victory.
The violent protests occurred in Kisumu following Odinga’s utterances of “massive fraud” in the election insisting he would not accept defeat.
Well prepared law enforcers had to fired tear-gas canisters to disperse an estimated 100 Odinga sympathisers protesting on Wednesday.
Odinga claimed President Uhuru’s government hackers: “Created errors in the server that allowed them to turn a democratic process to a function of a formula.”
The opposition leader claimed within 12 hours of the alleged cybercrime attack the hackers had already affected the entire process in all counties.
Odinga cited 25 counties comprising Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Marsabit, Isiolo, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, yandurua, Nyeri ,Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, West Pokot, Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi and Baringo to have been tempered by these state sponsored hackers.
There was no immediate reaction from the electoral board over Odinga’s claims of tempering with their systems, though independent observers claimed the voting systems was quite secure and well protected.
– CAJ News

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