Kenya elections: No need to kill for power - Mahama

Kajiado County south of Nairobi. Credit Dai Kurokawa  European Press

Kajiado County south of Nairobi. Credit Dai Kurokawa European Press

With votes from 36,125 of the 40,883 polling stations nationwide tallied, Kenyatta had 54.69 per cent of the vote, ahead of his challenger, opposition candidate Raila Odinga with 44.47 per cent, according to data released by the Electoral Commission.

Raila Odinga, presidential candidate for Kenya's National Super Alliance, NASA, has described as "sham, fictitious and fake", results of the on-going presidential election in the country.

The opposition also called on the commission to allow political parties to download all the Form 34As and 34Bs-used to tabulate results at the polling station and constituency levels respectively-in order to verify the results.

The statement comes as the results of the hotly contested presidential election are expected Friday, as people continue to remain indoors and businesses closed for fear of electoral violence.

"What the IEBC has posted as results of the Presidential Elections is a complete fraud based on a multiplier that fraudulently gave Uhuru Kenyatta votes that were not cast", he said in a series of tweets.

Asked why he wouldn't elaborate on the source of the information, Mudavadi cited the case of IEBC computer expert Chris Msando, whose torture and murder in late July raised fears that an attempt was under way to manipulate the IEBC's electronic voting system.

His running-mate, Kalonzo Musyoka, added obliquely, "There may come a time when we need to call you into action". Police deployed tear gas against the protesters, while a standoff near Mathare resulted in two deaths.

While in Nairobi, police chief Japheth Koome said two looters taking advantage of the protests were shot dead. At least three people were shot and killed during clashes between police and opposition supporters this week. He says he believes the election commission has an effective system, if fully implemented, to guarantee the integrity of Tuesday's vote as results are counted. The group has carried out more than 100 attacks in Kenya since 2011, calling it retribution for the country sending troops to Somalia to fight it. Police killed one person when they opened fire on protesters in Kisii County, a regional police commander said. I have said before that the enemy of Kenyans is killing poverty and creating wealth and prosperity.

Under a power-sharing deal brokered by former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan, Mr Odinga served as prime minister from 2008 to 2013.

Reacting to the outcome, Odinga said the country's electoral commission is fraudulent.

Its chairman Wafula Chebukati added: 'For now, I can not say whether or not the system has been hacked'.

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