Kenya elections: No need to kill for power - Mahama

Voting ends in Kenya's fiercely contested elections

The election commission says there was a hacking attempt but it failed.

The son of the founding Kenya president, Jomo Kenyatta, has so far garnered about 54 percent (8 163 572) of the votes compared to Odinga's 44.8 percent (6 747 099). "The streets do not".

While Tuesday's election resulted in little to no blips, there were some confrontations between protesters and police a day later, which left at least two people dead.

Nasa spokesman Musalia Mudavadi said that the coalition would submit its evidence of fraud to the election board - but appealed for Kenyans to remain "calm".

He therefore called on all with questions on the conduct of the election to exercise restraint and await an account from the - Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), stressing the imperative need for the IEBC to give a detailed account of the process.

Election commission head Ezra Chiloba has dismissed any claims of alleged election fraud. The East African Community's observer group also commended the IEBC for holding a "free and fair" election, and urged losers to accept the outcome or seek legal redress over disputes.

Some 400 global observers were present for Tuesday's vote, and their team leaders from the African Union, Commonwealth and European Union called for calm and restraint.




The election commission has defended its electronic voting system as secure. He said "all the presidential results will reach the national tallying centre" by noon Friday, indicating that a final announcement on the victor could take at least another day. It's important they have the time to do these procedures well.

As of Thursday afternoon, election officials were waiting to receive about 170 forms from the country's 290 constituencies and about 1,000 forms from the 40,883 polling stations.

On the other hand, local authorities called for calm and urged the population to continue their usual activities and wait for the official results by the committee, being Kenyatta considered as a victor by margin of 10 percentage points.

Since the commission began publishing the results, Kenyatta has maintained the 10 percentage lead, contrary to pre-poll predictions that the two candidates were heading for a photo-finish. At least three people were killed amid clashes with police.

Opposition leader Mr Odinga is a left-wing former political prisoner who unsuccessfully used the courts to contest his defeat in the last presidential election in 2013.

"When we made our statement yesterday we knew [IEBC is the one to declare results]".

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