- Title: Kenyan opposition says will accept results in election servers if given access
- Date: 11th August 2017
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA (AUGUST 11, 2017) (REUTERS) POLICE AT ENTRANCE TO BOMAS DOORWAY (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMES ORENGO, NASA ALLIANCE CHIEF AGENT, SAYING: "We have given an offer to the commission and a challenge to the commission, that in order to bring this matter to an end, we should be given an access to their servers. And not just us, even Jubilee and other stakeholders, the religious leaders, the media, that you should be there, that we should look at their servers which is retaining all the raw data that has come from the field." PEOPLE AND SECURITY MILLING AROUND (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAMES ORENGO, NASA ALLIANCE CHIEF AGENT, SAYING: "If they can open those servers, and we all look at it, we are prepared to accept the results of what is contained in those servers. Because the information we gave about who is winning and who is not winning was from those servers." NASA OFFICIALS LEAVING YOUTHS PILING TYRES ON FIRE IN KIBERA SLUM YOUTHS AROUND BURNING TYRES BLACK SMOKE FROM BURNING TYRES ANOTHER PILE OF BURNING TYRES / PEOPLE GATHERED BEHIND VARIOUS OF TYRES BURNING YOUTH WITH LONG STICK CARRYING SOMETHING ON FIRE YOUTHS PRODDING THE BURNT REMAINS YOUTHS AROUND POLICEMAN POLICE TALKING TO THE YOUTHS (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) POLICEMAN SPEAKING TO YOUTHS VIA LOUDSPEAKER, SAYING: "You should not destroy your neighbours' property, because this is what we called local community policing." ODINGA SUPPORTER WITH MACHETE JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND SHOUTING ODINGA SUPPORTERS ROLLING TYRES IN STREET IN KIBERA ODINGA SUPPORTER SHARPENING MACHETE ON THE TARMAC
- Embargoed: 25th August 2017 16:15
- Keywords: NASA alliance Kenyan election opposition results burning tyres Odinga supporters
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TPR7LZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Kenya's opposition coalition on Friday (August 11) called on the election commission to grant it access to its computer servers, saying it would accept the results of Tuesday's (August 8) election based on the figures recorded there.
Opposition candidate Raila Odinga has rejected provisional results announced so far, which put him well behind President Uhuru Kenyatta with nearly all the votes tallied.
In the Kibera slum of Nairobi, an Odinga stronghold where small clashes erupted two days ago when results showed Kenyatta in the lead, youths were burning tyres and building barricades but the situation was largely calm.
Police urged the residents to apply the community policing and not attack their neighbours.
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