Kenya’s electoral commission has warned the opposition that its claims of victory for its presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, could be deemed illegal. The opposition has published its own figures, putting Mr Odinga ahead of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. This contrasts with provisional electronic results giving Mr Kenyatta a clear lead in Tuesday’s poll.
Electoral commission chairman Wafula Chebukati told newsmen that it is the only body legally allowed to count votes and accused the opposition coalition of basic mathematical errors.
According to Mr Chebukati, the documents containing the real results are still being sent from constituencies to their national tallying centre. Mr Odinga has said the IT system of the electoral commission had been hacked and Kenya was witnessing the worst “voter theft” in its history.
But the commission said that while there has been an attempt to hack its system, it has failed. The final outcome of the election should be announced later today