- Title: Nairobi wakes to reports of Kenyatta in lead as vote counting continues
- Date: 10th August 2017
- Summary: DAILY NATION NEWSPAPER WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "Shock and surprise in Day Two of count"/ STANDARD NEWSPAPER WITH HEADLINE READING (English): "Uhuru tops as Raila protests poll outcome."
- Embargoed: 24th August 2017 07:52
- Keywords: Elections Kibera violence business Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta Raila Odinga
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0026TKOO5J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Nairobi residents woke up on Thursday (August 10) to reports that incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta was in the lead in a presidential vote, as the opposition claimed the voting system and website had been hacked to produce a "fictitious" lead for Kenyatta.
Angry protests erupted in opposition strongholds in the capital Nairobi and the western city of Kisumu as the counting of votes from Tuesday's (August 8) election continued, but the election commission said the election had been free and fair.
Police shot dead at least three people and protesters killed a fourth, witnesses said. Although the violence remained largely contained, Kenyans were nervously hoping to avoid a repetition of the ethnic killings that followed a disputed 2007 presidential poll, when some 1,200 people died.
Selling vegetables in the Nairobi's largest slum, Kibera, Shadrack Ndemo said he wanted the "drama" to end so people could get back to work. "If we do not work, that night, we do not eat," he added.
As of 1900 GMT, provisional results from the election commission website put Kenyatta in front with 54.3 percent of votes counted to 44.8 percent for Odinga - a margin of 1.4 million ballots with 97 percent of polling stations reported.
Earlier Odinga published his own party's assessment of the count on Twitter, saying he had 8.1 million votes against 7.2 million for Kenyatta. He provided no supporting documentation.
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