Deadly violence as opposition claims 'vote fraud'
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.
Supporters of the Kenyan opposition presidential candidate shout and hold sticks during a protest in the Mathare slums of Nairobi yesterday.