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Tensions rise in dispute over Kenya election results

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 01:05

Kenyans took to the streets of the capital in protest over Tuesday's presidential election result which the opposition party claimed was rigged. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Kenyan police in the Nairobi slum area of Mathare fired tear gas on Wednesday (August 9) to disperse stone-throwing supporters of Kenya's opposition parties, the National Super Alliance (NASA), after opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed this week's elections were rigged. Odinga, a 72-year-old former political prisoner and self-described leftist, said on Wednesday the election commission's computer system was hacked and fake results were posted to show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a strong lead in a case of "massive" fraud. The chairman of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Wafula Chebukati said Tuesday's (August 8) vote was free and fair and it was investigating whether or not its computer systems and vote-tallying database had been compromised. Dozens of residents gathered along a main road in Mathare and clashed with police who chased them back into the densely populated settlement that was a flashpoint in the 2007 election violence where around 1,200 people died.

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Tensions rise in dispute over Kenya election results

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 01:05