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Kenya's EC says Raila Odinga's claims of hacking will be investigated

Kenya's EC says Raila Odinga's claims of hacking will be investigated

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Kenya’s electoral commission says it will investigate claims of hacking of its systems by the opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The IEBC said during its morning briefing in Nairobi that they still have access to results from the polling stations which they will go back to during their analysis.

“The claims by the opposition is not about the electoral process but the transmission of results. We will go back to the forms from the polling stations once we receive all of them,” IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said.

Main opposition candidate Raila Odinga said Wednesday morning that hackers had broken into the elections database on Tuesday and breached the system.

The claims by the opposition is not about the electoral process but the transmission of results. We will go back to the forms from the polling stations once we receive all of them.

He said that the hackers tampered with the election results after gaining entry into the system using the identity of the murdered official of the elections body.

“At about 12.37 pm on the 8th August 2017, hackers gained entry into our election database through the identity of Chris Msando who was executed barely a week ago into the account of the Mr. Chebukai Chairperson,” he said.

He explained how they allegedly entered the system and “created errors into the IEBC Core Server that allowed them to turn a democratic process into a function of a formula.”

Odinga also released results from his party agents that indicate that he is in the lead by 8.1 million votes ahead of Uhuru Kenyatta who has 7.2 million votes.

His statement was followed by agitation from about a hundred of his supporters in the port city of Kisumu who were chanting and burning tyres.

The unarmed supporters where dispersed by the police with teargas.

Another group of demonstrators carrying sticks and chanting slogans in support of Odinga run along the streets of Mathare in the capital Nairobi.

Provisional results from the electoral commission by Wednesday morning indicates that Uhuru Kenyatta is leading with 7,618,943 votes (54.5%) followed by Raila Odinga with 6,241,496 votes (44.65%) from 37,514 out of 40,883 polling stations.

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