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No signs of manipulation of Kenya vote - EU observers

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 01:08

The European Union's Election Observer Mission to Kenya said there was no evidence of manipulation in Tuesday's vote. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The head of the European Union's election observer mission in Kenya said on Thursday (August 10) it had seen no signs of "centralised or localised manipulation" of the voting process. Marietje Schaake said that the EU mission's final report would evaluate the conduct of the tallying process, which opposition leader Raila Odinga said had been compromised by hackers. Kenya's election commission (IEBC) dismissed claims on Wednesday (August 9) by Odinga that its systems and website had been hacked to produce a "fictitious" lead for Odinga's long-time rival President Uhuru Kenyatta. Schaake praised the IEBC for conducting a thorough and transparent electoral process and said she could not comment on any hacking allegations, as it was not within the remit of the electoral monitors mission and Kenya needed to thoroughly investigate any allegations. Provisional results released by the election commission showed Kenyatta had won 54.3 percent of votes, ahead of Odinga on 44.8 percent -- a lead of 1.4 million votes with 97 percent of polling stations reported.

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No signs of manipulation of Kenya vote - EU observers

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 01:08