Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has alleged that the electoral commission’s servers had been hacked in order to sway early election results in favor of incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, ensuring that the current president remains in charge of the country.
With election results from Tuesday’s voting almost entirely counted, Kenyatta appeared to have an unassailable lead over Odinga, prompting the opposition leader to suggest that the results were a fraud made possible thanks to hackers infiltrating the system, according to Daily Maverick.
With 97 percent of stations totalled, Kenyatta was leading with 54.32 percent of the votes versus Odinga’s 44.8 percent, while none of the other six candidates managed more than 0.3 percent of the votes.
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.
Waguma Chebukati, the chairperson of the electoral commission, said that they would be looking into hacking claims.
“We will come up with a methodology to verify the allegations made on hacking. For now, I cannot say whether or not the system has been hacked,” said Waguma, Click here to read entire article