Kenyan police prepare for protests ahead of election announcement

Ebony Scott
August 11, 2017

"With regards to the allegation of hacking, it was brought to our attention...and as President Thabo Mbeki indicated; our observer missions are not clothed with the investigative capacity to even investigate those allegations". "Going to court is not an alternative". He also lost the 2013 vote to Kenyatta and took allegations of vote-tampering to the Supreme Court, which rejected his case.

Kenyans were Friday waiting with bated breath for the final results of a hotly contested presidential poll between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

"We have seen disputed elections in places like the U.S., but so long as the process is, by and large, they have been carried out in a transparent and credible way, politicians should accept the result in a statesmanlike manner".

"The constitution of Kenya is very clear - the only body that has the authority to announce, to actually organize, announce, tally the result is the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya", said Roslyn Akombe, a senior election official.

"We plead for patience as we work through this process", the commission's CEO, Ezra Chiloba, said at a briefing Friday afternoon.

In the Commonwealth's post-election statement, he said: "We believe that the election has been conducted in a transparent and credible manner and that Kenyans must be commended for that election".

"The IEBC has put in place and has thus far followed a detailed process of paper ballot counting and security which, if followed through to the final steps, can give every Kenyan confidence that their vote was properly recorded and therefore this election can appropriately certify the outcome", Kerry said. "The chairman told us. they will respond to us after the event", said Mudavadi.

Another lovely addition was that about five million young Kenyans voted for the first time, and added a new dimension to politics in the country. The long wait has increased tension in the East African economic power, though the commission by law has until Tuesday to announce the results.

"Violence must never be an option".

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"No Kenyan should die because of an election", Godec said.

He encouraged political leaders in Kenya "to rise to the occasion" and spurred the leadership of that country to ensure Kenya does not "burn because of an election".

"What we need to make this work is to have better voter education and awareness programmes", he said, adding, that could be possible by the next elections in 2022. The opposition stance immediately raised concerns that protests by disappointed supporters of Odinga could lead to violence.

Kenya's western city of Kisumu, saw some protests on Wednesday after the opposition said the electronic voting system has been hacked.

The two candidates in the poll belong to two of the country's main ethnic groups, Kenyatta from the Kikuyu, the largest, and Odinga from the Luo.

Hundreds of police in anti-riot gear are patrolling the capital, Nairobi.

Odinga's complaints of election irregularities have stoked fears of aggrieved supporters taking to the streets in a scenario reminiscent of violence that erupted in the aftermath of the December 2007 election.

The opposition says its tabulations show Odinga beating President Uhuru Kenyatta by a margin of more than 600,000 votes.

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