Deadly vi­o­lence as op­po­si­tion claims 'vote fraud'

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At least three peo­ple have been killed in post­elec­tion vi­o­lence in Kenya af­ter op­po­si­tion leader Raila Odinga claimed “mas­sive” fraud in Tues­day’s vote.

Two peo­ple were shot dead in the cap­i­tal Nairobi on Wed­nes­day, said the city’s po­lice chief Japheth Koome, claim­ing they took ad­van­tage of the protests to steal.

At least one more per­son was shot dead ear­lier in the day in South Mu­gi­rango con­stituency in Kisii County, around 300km west of Nairobi, dur­ing a clash with the se­cu­rity forces, ac­cord­ing to Leonard Katana, a re­gional po­lice com­man­der, the AP news agency re­ported.

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.

Raw polling data pub­lished on the web­site of the 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.

Photo: AFP

Sup­port­ers of the Kenyan op­po­si­tion pres­i­den­tial can­di­date shout and hold sticks dur­ing a protest in the Mathare slums of Nairobi yes­ter­day.

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