Kenyan Election

Kenyan Election IT System Not Compromised: Chief Electoral Officer

Chief electoral officer of Kenya, Ezra Chiloba, said the IT systems were not compromised as claimed by the opposition to have favored a political party.

Presidential candidate Raila Odinga earlier rejected the provisional results that reveal President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading strongly.

The claim also resulted with violence at several parts of Nairobi and Kisumu, which is stronghold of the opposition.

Chiloba added the claims made by opposition could not be substantiated and the entire elections management system is secure without any influence or interference of external or internal force at any point either before the elections or after it.

Meanwhile, the government has denied of report that two people were shot dead by police in Wednesday’s violence in Nairobi.

It was also confirmed no death occurred in Kisumu too after a gang attacked a vote tallying station.

The race for the next President of Kenya between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga was very tight. The general and presidential elections were on August 8 to fill about 1,880 positions.

Kenyatta is from the Jubilee party and Odinga from National Super Alliance. Both were the highest profile leaders and have dominated the country’s politics since independence.

Both the leaders had earlier assured their supporters to be winning the election and become the next president. Neither side was prepared to accept the possibility of defeat.

In 2007 election violence erupted and more than 1,100 Kenyans were killed. Another 600,000 were displaced too. People fear the same could be repeated now.

It looks Uhuru Kenyatta may be the next president of Kenya.

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