KENYA ELECTION 2017: AU AND COMMONWEALTH SAY POLL CREDIBLE

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Foreign observers have expressed confidence in Kenya’s electoral process, despite opposition claims of massive fraud. Tuesday’s poll was credible, African Union and Commonwealth observers said. The European Union said that candidates should accept that losing was “natural” in a democratic contest.

Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has alleged that counting has been manipulated to give incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta victory. On Wednesday, he said that the IT system of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had been hacked, and Kenya was witnessing the worst “voter theft” in its history.

The IEBC said there had been an attempt to hack its system, but it failed.