Odinga urges calm despite hacking suspicions

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga says election results have been hacked and massive fraud is denying him victory.

FILE: Kenya's opposition party Coalition for Reforms and Democracy leader Raila Odinga on 6 June 2016 in Nairobi. Picture: AFP.

PRETORIA - Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga says the results of Tuesday’s election have been hacked and massive fraud is denying him victory.

Provisional results are giving incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta a healthy lead in what was meant to be the closest-run presidential race in the east African country’s history.

At a press conference, Odinga alleged that Kenya’s election had been hacked, with results at all levels representing 'massive and extensive fraud'.

The National Super Alliance leader has called on his supporters to remain calm.

However, at the same briefing, deputy opposition leader Kalonzo Musyoka says the party may call for action at a later date.

The allegations of fraud follow the release of election results, showing Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga with the vast majority of votes having been counted.