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Kenya's opposition trails incumbent, rejects 'fake' results

Kenya's opposition trails incumbent, rejects 'fake' results

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Kenya’s main opposition candidate Raila Odinga has disputed the provisional results published by the electoral commission indicating a lead by the incumbent by over a million votes.

Odinga described the results on Wednesday as “fictitious and fake” because they were the “work of a computer” and did not reflect the will of the voters.

He insisted that the electoral commission should provide forms 34A and 34B to support the published provisional results because “projections from our agents show we are ahead by far,” he said.

The forms 34A and 34B contain the results from the polling centres signed by agents and manually scanned to the collation centre where the results have been transmitted ahead of time.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) campaign chief Musalia Mudavadi told local media that the electoral commission promised to provide them with the forms 34A and 34B to crosscheck.

“We were given that guarantee more than an hour ago, that we will get the transmitted forms. But as we speak now, those forms have not been availed to us. If one wants to know what a fraud is; this is one,” he said.

The electoral commission maintained its stance that the results announced are based on the results declared from the forms 34A and 34B.

“The law requires that we get the Form 34B from each of the Returning Officers before we are able to declare the result,” the vice chair of the commission Consolata Maina said.

As at 0830 GMT Wednesday morning, 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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