Kenya election 2017: Raila Odinga says election systems hacked

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Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results.

He rejected provisional results from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya’s election chief Wafula Chebukati said he had confidence in the system but the claims would be investigated.

There have been sporadic outbreaks of violence amid calls for calm from politicians.

One person has been killed in a confrontation with police in the capital, Nairobi, witnesses have told the BBC, although this has been denied by the government.

Police have also fired shots at opposition supporters in the western town of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold.

Many fear a repeat of the violence after the disputed election 10 years ago. More than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced following the 2007 vote.

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