Kenya’s opposition claim electoral commission’s software was hacked

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Kenya’s official opposition, the National Super Alliance (Nasa) claim that the electoral commission’s software was hacked to reflect results in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga says those who tampered with the systems got passwords from slain ICT official Chris Msando.

The opposition coalition Nasa claims that the hacking of the electoral commission’s systems has affected all results, including those for other elective seats.

The electoral commission’s website has indicated that Kenyatta has an early lead with 7.7 million votes against Odinga’s 6.6 million votes but Odinga has rejected those results indicating that his own party’s tally put him in the lead with 8.1 million votes against Kenyatta’s 7.1 million votes.

Meanwhile, Kenya’s election commission is investigating whether or not its computer system was hacked, though it insists the voting process in Tuesday’s presidential election was free and fair.

– By Sarah Kimani, Kenya