European Union Says Kenyan Scrutiny Was Transparent

Kenya Elections

Kenya Elections

Preliminary results place incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead while Odinga, who says he is in the lead per his party's results, is in second place.

Odinga had said hackers could have used the identity of a top election official, who was tortured and murdered days before the vote.

Provisional results released by the election commission showed Kenyatta had won 54.3 percent of votes, ahead of Odinga on 44.8 percent - a lead of 1.4 million votes with 97 percent of polling stations reported.

Commonwealth observer mission head and Ghana's ex-President John Mahama said there was no reason to doubt the IEBC's ability to deliver a "credible election".

He also confirmed that he had had a meeting with Raila Odinga on Wednesday evening where the NASA Presidential aspirant raised his concerns over the IEBC transmission of results.

They said the IEBC said that their system was secure and that the observers were satisfied with the explanation by the electoral body.

The former US secretary of state lost to George W. Bush in the 2004 USA presidential election by 35 Electoral College votes; the margin of victory was the slimmest ever recorded by a sitting president.

Mudavadi says there is a "serious attempt to try to either doctor or alter the final results".

Kenya's President Kenyatta being registered to vote on Tuesday.

Marietje Schaake, leader of the mission, who said this on Thursday, promised that the European Union mission's final report would evaluate the conduct of the tallying process, which Raila Odinga, opposition leader, said had been compromised by hackers.

Speaking during a press conference on Thursday, Head of the Mission Marietje Schaake urged them to exercise restrain especially by not making statements that might incite Kenyans and stressed the need for allegations of hacking to be seriously looked into. One person was killed by a machete-wielding gang that attacked a tally center in coastal Tana River county, and police shot dead two of the assailants.

Mr. Mahama said inspite of the allegations, the integrity of the elections was intact.

In a direct warning to Mr Odinga to act through the courts rather than to call his supporters to action, Mr Kerry said "we affirm with conviction" that Kenyan judicial process and laws made the election process accountable, "not the street".

An worldwide observer mission is urging Kenyans to be calm as they await final election results following opposition allegations of vote-rigging and the deaths of several people in election protests.

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