Kenya waits to hear final results of disputed vote
- Author: Rogelio Becker Aug 12, 2017,
Aug 12, 2017, 0:13
Once observers have all signed, they are scanned and electronically transmitted to the 290 constituency tallying centers, which collate all the results into Form 34Bs and send it to the electoral commission's national tallying center.
NASA had alleged on Tuesday that the electoral commission's system was hacked and that the results transmitted to the IEBC that places the incumbent in the lead were fictitious.
At least four people have been killed in election-related unrest in the East African nation.
"What the IEBC has posted as results of the Presidential Elections is a complete fraud based on a multiplier that fraudulently gave Uhuru Kenyatta votes that were not cast", Odinga said via his official Twitter account.
The public website of the electoral commission (IEBC), which is publishing results as they stream in electronically from polling stations, shows Kenyatta with 8.1 million votes ahead of Odinga with 6.7 million. "But we believe that the election's commission in Kenya has put together a process that will allow each and every vote's integrity to be proven", Kerry said, adding that there were "little aberrations here and there".
Global observers on Thursday gave the thumbs-up to the election, and US ambassador Robert Godec issued a statement on behalf of the diplomatic community calling for the election commission to be given time to complete its work.
Some 400 worldwide observers were present for Tuesday's vote, and their team leaders from the African Union, Commonwealth and European Union called for calm and restraint.
Election commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati acknowledged that an attempt to hack the voting system was undertaken on polling day, but that it failed.
Worldwide observers from the African Union, Commonwealth and European Union largely praised a peaceful day of voting, while urging patience as results are finalised by the IEBC. This time we caught them'.
He encouraged political leaders in Kenya "to rise to the occasion" and spurred the leadership of that country to ensure Kenya does not "burn because of an election".
Chebukati also dismissed the opposition's call that Odinga be declared the victor, saying the final result will only be announced once all the forms from all constituencies had arrived at the tallying center in Nairobi and been validated.
As of 9.00 a.m. (0600GMT), Kenyatta is leading with 7,461,933 votes compared to Odinga's 6,079,136 votes.
Odinga's supporters took to the streets and clashed with backers of Kibaki. "Nobody knows what he wants".