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Odinga's chief agent alleges electoral fraud

Unrest in Kenya after the announcement of the election results   -  
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Kenya's presidential election contender Raila Odinga's chief agent alleged electoral offenses after Kenya’s electoral commission declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner on Monday.

According to the chairman of the commission, Ruto received 50.49% of the vote, while Odinga received 48.85%.

"We have intelligence and reports that their system was penetrated and hacked and that some of the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) officials actually committed electoral offences and some of them ought to have been arrested if they were not arrested", denounced Saitabao Ole Kanchory, Azimio la Umoja–One Kenya Coalition Party chief agent.

The announcement was preceded by a declaration from the vice chair and three other election officials who disowned the result due to what they described as the "opaque nature" of the final phase of the process.

"Because we cannot take ownership of the results that is going to be announced, because of the opaque nature with which this result has been handled. We will give details of this opaque nature very soon", promised IEBC commissioner, Irene Masit.

Candidates have now seven days to file any challenge over the election results. The Supreme Court will have 14 days to rule.

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