- Title: Kenya's Odinga says election system hack caused "massive" vote fraud
- Date: 9th August 2017
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA (AUGUST 9, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF OPPOSITION LEADER AND KENYA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RAILA ODINGA PREPARING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS TAKING PICTURES (SOUNDBITE) (English) OPPOSITION LEADER AND KENYA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, RAILA ODINGA, SAYING: "Fellow Kenyans, who were bearing the long queues to determine their destiny, because conspirators began their execution of their plan at about 1237 PM (local time) (0940 GMT), on the 8th of August 2017. Hackers began entry into our election data base, through the identity of Mr Chris Musando, the late, who was executed barely a week ago. Into the account of Mr Chebukati, the chairperson. This is highlighted at page 52." JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS AT NEWS CONFERENCE ODINGA AND OTHER LEADERS OF THE NATIONAL SUPER ALLIANCE (NASA) STANDING AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) OPPOSITION LEADER AND KENYA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, RAILA ODINGA, SAYING: "Within just over 12 hours, this attack on our democracy affected the presidential elections in all the 47 counties. Both in the live process and the backup." ODINGA AND OTHER LEADERS OF NASA STANDING AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) OPPOSITION LEADER AND KENYA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, RAILA ODINGA, SAYING: "What the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has posted as results on the presidential elections is a complete fraud based on a multiplier that fraudulently gave Uhuru Kenyatta votes that were not cast. The electoral fraud and fabrication of results was massive and extensive to the extent that as a result of the 47 counties were manipulated. You have uncovered the fraud, Uhuru must go home. The IEBC must be fully accountable, the will of the people is unstoppable." JOURNALISTS TAKING PICTURES VARIOUS OF ODINGA SHOWING DOCUMENT THAT HE SAYS IS PROOF OF HACKING, SAYING: â€œWHO DID IT, HOW IT WAS DOES, AT WHAT TIME" NASA LEADERS ON PODIUM CAMERAMEN FILMING (SOUNDBITE) (English) ODINGA'S DEPUTY, KALONZO MUSYOKA SAYING: "Because of this tragedy, Kenyans must be very deeply disturbed. We want as your leaders to call on you to remain calm at the present moment, in fact, I would even go on to say that those who were supposed to go to the office, they should do so, but they may come a time when we will have to call you to action." VIEW OF NASA LEADERS THROUGH MOBILE PHONE SCREEN JOURNALISTS AT NEWS CONFERENCE, NASA LEADERS AT PODIUM
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2017 10:37
- Keywords: Opposition leader Raila Odinga election system hack massive vote fraud
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TFNMFB
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- Story Text: Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday (August 9) hackers broke into election commission computer systems and database overnight, leading to "massive" vote fraud that nullified the lead in results for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The 72-year-old former political prisoner and self-described leftist urged Uhuru to step down and said the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) must be fully accountable and the will of the people was unstoppable.
The election commission is investigating the claims, its chairman said on Wednesday.
As of 0300 GMT (6 AM local time), the election commission website put Kenyatta ahead by 55.1 percent of votes counted to 44 percent for Odinga - a margin of nearly 1.4 million ballots with more than 80 percent of polling stations reported. The commission later told a news briefing that "all is well".
Kenyatta, a 55-year-old businessman seeking a second five-year term, had held the lead since the start of counting after Tuesday's (August 8) peaceful vote, the culmination of a hard-fought contest between the heads of Kenya's two political dynasties.
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