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Date:16 Aug 2017
#KenyaElections: Opposition to challenge election results in court

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announced on Wednesday that he plans to challenge the August 8 election results in court. This statement comes after the International Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officially declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the presidential election held last week.
 
According to the results, Kenyatta gained 8,203,290 votes (54%) and Odinga gained 6,762,224 votes (45%). Despite numerous statements from international observers describing the elections as free and fair, Odinga claims that these results are fake, and that the IEBC server was hacked, calling it a “computer-generated presidency.” The opposition leader said that NASA has evidence of serious irregularities to support this claim.
 
This is not the first time that Odinga has challenged election results. Similarly in 2013, he went to the Supreme Court to challenge the results that declared Uhuru Kenyatta the winner, and lost. Friday is the deadline for him to file a petition in court. 
 
On Tuesday, the IEBC still was yet to provide all forms that were used to tally the presidential results, raising questions about how they were able to make the final results announcement. As of today Wednesday however, all form 34Bs are available to the public on the IEBC’s website. 
 
A human rights group has said that at least 24 people have been shot dead by police since Election Day last week. However in general, the post-election violence of 2007 that many feared would repeat itself has been avoided. 
 

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