Kenya's Odinga says election system hack caused 'massive' vote fraud

By REUTERS
August 9, 2017 11:36

 
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NAIROBI - Opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday hackers broke into Kenya's election commission computer systems and database overnight, leading to "massive and extensive" vote fraud that nullified the published victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking at a news conference, Odinga urged his supporters to remain calm, but added: "I don't control the people." His deputy Kalonzo Muyoka repeated the call for calm but said the opposition might call for unspecified "action" at a later date.

Kenyan police fired tear gas at a group of 100 chanting supporters of Odinga, shortly after he made the statements, a Reuters witness said.

The unarmed men, who had been chanting "No Raila, no peace," scattered.

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