Kenyan Election Results: Why Raila Odinga Thinks Your Votes Were Manipulated


NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has claimed that the Kenyan election results were manipulated to favor his opponent.

He says what the IEBC has published as presidential results are faulty and do not represent the will of Kenyans.

Mr. Odinga, who is behind Uhuru Kenyatta by over 1 million votes, said hackers gained access to the election systems with the identity of the late IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando.

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He said the hackers introduced programs that interfered with the streaming of results to the IEBC database.

“We have caught them. Hackers gained entry into the election database through Msando account and directly into Chairman Wafula Chebukati’s account,” said the aspirant on Wednesday.

“They created errors in the server that allowed them to turn a democratic process to a function of a formula,” he added.

The affected include Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Marsabit, Isiolo, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni.

Others are Nyandurua, Nyeri ,Kirinyaga, Muranga, Kiambu, West Pokot, Samburu, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Baringo among others.



He added that it was defeating that despite the electoral body agreeing to follow the law, the tallies from the constituencies were not put up as instructed by the courts.

“I do this out of the obligations for Kenyans. Some people conspire and denied Kenyans an opportunity to elect their leaders,” he said.

Raila Odinga declined to reveal the source of his information on the hack for security reasons. He said NASA will be seeking an explanation from IEBC who he said must be held accountable but, however, asked for supporters to remain calm.

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The Jubilee Party or the IEBC has not yet directly responded to Raila Odinga’s claims.

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju has, however, said the ruling party is pleased with provisional Kenyan election results. He called for NASA to avoid making statements that might cause chaos.

As it stands, Uhuru Kenyatta has 7,776,101 votes (54.4%) while Raila Odinga has gotten 6,394,921 votes (44.74%) from 38,341 out of 40,883 polling stations.

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