Violent protest erupts in Nairobi over election result


Tension is high in Mathare slum district, Nairobi following violent protest over the result of just concluded presidential  election in Kenya.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga alleges widespread vote rigging.

The European Union election observer mission in Kenya on Thursday however denied that there were  signs of “centralised or localised manipulation” of the voting process.

Earlier Odinga published his own party’s assessment of the count on Twitter, saying he had 8.1 million votes against 7.2 million for Kenyatta, but he provided no supporting documentation.but they were “inconclusive”, according to Matt Bernhard, who studies computer security in election systems at the University of Michigan.

He said some time stamps appeared out of order and it was hard to evaluate the veracity of screenshots without access to a server.

Odinga urged his supporters to remain calm but added: “I don’t control the people”. His deputy Kalonzo Musyoka said the opposition might call for unspecified “action” later.


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