Kenya's election:Riots break out in opposition stronghold over contested result


The Guardian explains why such words are needed, citing "hundreds of violent incidents"-including the torture and murder of a senior polling official-during a campaign that has pitted President Uhuru Kenyatta against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga".

By this afternoon, the figures transmitted without the accompanying forms and posted on the IEBC's website credited Uhuru Kenyatta with 8,009,175 or 54.3% of the votes to Raila Odinga's 6,608,405 or 44.8%, with 97% of stations accounted for.

Odinga stressed that NASA would reject the preliminary results of the election, labeling them fraudulent.

So far, two people have been confirmed dead in confrontation with the police.

Voting has passed off largely peacefully and the electoral commission has urged people to wait calmly for all the results.

About 19.6 million Kenyans flocked the over 40,000 polling stations across the nation to cast their ballot in an election that besides the president, involves five other leaders. In 2007, Odinga claimed that the vote had been rigged in favor of then-incumbent Mwai Kibaki, who was declared the victor.

The controversy claimed by Odinga has led many to fear that a repeat of the violence after the 2007 election is a possibility, where more than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 displaced.

Meanwhile, the joint statement from nine observer mission including the African Union appealed to the citizens of Kenya "to remain committed to peace and the integrity of the electoral process".

"The process is still underway".

"They were part of a group that was protesting in the area and officers were sent to quell the chaos".

Odinga alleged vote-tampering after losing in 2013 and challenged the result in court. But people were returning to their daily routines following the national holiday on Tuesday, and some businesses were open. "Hackers gained entry into the election database through Msando ['s] account and directly into Chairman Wafula Chebukati's account", said Odinga, according to Kenya's Star newspaper. "Force should only be used as a last resort, and even then only the bare minimum to prevent loss of life", said Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International's regional director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes.