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Kenya's Opposition Demands Odinga Declared President, Election Officials Says "Ridiculous"

Kenya's Opposition Demands Odinga Declared President, Election Officials Says

Once observers have all signed, they are scanned and electronically transmitted to the 290 constituency tallying centers, which collate all the results into Form 34Bs and send it to the electoral commission's national tallying center. "The streets do not".

At least five people are reportedly dead after demonstrations broke out across Kenya on Wednesday.

Kenya's election commission is urging the country to be patient and says it should have an update on the presidential election in mid-afternoon (1130 GMT).

Following Odinga's claims of result hacking, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which runs the elections, promised to investigate and recount votes manually, reported the BBC.

Musalia Mudavadi claimed to have gathered "complete data" from the election commission indicating "the actual presidential election results contained in their database".

Worldwide election observers however found few irregularities and called the vote credible.

In the interview with CNN, Odinga called on his supporters to remain calm and avoid a repeat of the 2007 violence.

A senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that two people had been killed in the slum of Mathare in Nairobi on Wednesday.

Kenyan election officials say only they have the authority to declare the victor, and global election observers say they have seen no signs of interfering with the vote.

Mr. Mahama was briefing the Kenyan media as Head of the Commonwealth Observer Mission that monitored Tuesday's general elections in the East African country.

"According to us, the results are null and void because they are not backed by any evidence".

Shortly after the opposition leader accused the ruling coalition of election hacking, unrest has already started to stir.

In the port city of Kisumu, the hometown of Odinga, police used tear gas and shot at supporters of the opposition leader, said demonstrator Sebastian Omolo. "There's at least one little shop that has been destroyed", Eyder said.

Mr Kerry insisted the Carter Centre believed that whatever the electronic results being published indicated, the integrity of the process would be guaranteed because hard copies of the results from around the country were being sent to the election headquarters in Nairobi.

"I haven't heard what the Opposition says... on what basis their complaint would be".