John Kerry reassures Kenyans vote was not rigged

John Kerry reassures Kenyans vote was not rigged

John Kerry reassures Kenyans vote was not rigged

Marietje Schaake said that the European Union mission's final report would evaluate the conduct of the tallying process, which opposition leader Raila Odinga said had been compromised by hackers. "The streets do not".

The results of Kenya's presidential election are expected Friday, as people continue to wait to learn the outcome of Tuesday's presidential poll pitting incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against opposition leader Raila Odinga.

At least five people are reportedly dead after demonstrations broke out across Kenya on Wednesday.

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Kenya's ability to secure its voting system "appears to be very, very strong" as violence over Tuesday's voting in the country's presidential election erupted across the country.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said it was still counting the results of the general election and dismissed the opposition's claim that hackers gained entry into its electoral database, introducing errors that tampered with the election results.

She praised the IEBC for conducting a thorough and transparent electoral process, but said she wouldn't comment on allegations of hacking.

Msando, the election commission's head of IT, was tortured and murdered before his body was found in a forest outside of Nairobi.

The slain election official was working for the ruling Jubilee party, Hassan Barisa, a resident of Hola in Galole, said. Final results will be released within the next several days.

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", he tweeted. Multiple people have reportedly been killed as a result of the unrest.

The various observer missions monitoring the elections in Kenya have called for peace in that country.

Chebukati also dismissed the opposition's call that Odinga be declared the victor, saying the final result will only be announced once all the forms from all constituencies had arrived at the tallying center in Nairobi and been validated.

A man seeking safety walks with his hands in the air through a thick cloud of tear gas toward riot police, as they clash with protesters throwing rocks in the Kawangware slum of Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday. "We continue to urge everyone to be calm, to be resilient and to be peaceful", said the EU's Schaake.

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