Kenyan bonds rally after peaceful election, lead for incumbent

Voting ends in Kenya's fiercely contested elections

Provisional results indicated a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. "The streets do not".

They later claimed that the electoral system was manipulated using passwords stolen from the slain electoral official Chris Msando, who was in charge of the voting technology.

If no one can figure out how to control what people will do as soon as the result is announced, Kenya may see the violence that will surpass what happened after the 2007 elections when over 1,500 people were killed and another 600,000 people displaced.

Reuters news agency reports Mr. Odinga claimed most of more than 20,000 polling station result forms uploaded to the election commission's website were fake, doubling down on previous claims of "massive" fraud in Tuesday's presidential election.

He therefore called on all with questions on the conduct of the election to exercise restraint and await an account from the - Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), stressing the imperative need for the IEBC to give a detailed account of the process.

Worldwide observers on Thursday gave the thumbs-up to the election, and USA ambassador Robert Godec issued a statement on behalf of the diplomatic community calling for the election commission to be given time to complete its work.

"After such competitive elections, it is now time for Kenyan politicians to bring the people together and work towards an inclusive and socially cohesive society for all Kenyans", David McAlister, an European Union observer, said at a news conference in Nairobi. He said "all the presidential results will reach the national tallying centre" by noon Friday, indicating that a final announcement on the victor could take at least another day. Many people believed he was rigged out of victory and 1,200 people were killed.

Election commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati acknowledged that an attempt to hack the voting system was undertaken on polling day, but that it failed. This time we caught them'.

Odinga's comments raised the specter of post-election violence, which blighted Kenya 10 years ago in similar circumstances.

According to CNN, Kerry is now co-leading the Carter Center's mission of election observers in Kenya, and is working on bringing that country's election to a peaceful close. "Some people conspired and denied Kenyans an opportunity to elect their leaders", said Odinga.

At midday, clashes between police and rioters had eased, but tensions can still be felt in Mathare district and the western city of Kisumu, where the first clashes broke out early.

Kenya's electoral commission called on Kenyans to remain "calm" on Wednesday night (Aug. 9), after protests erupted in parts of the country over inconsistencies of provisional results. "Our mothers and fathers all struggled so that we would all have a better Kenya and a better future", Kenyatta said in a televised address on Monday.



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