Kenya election 2017: Odinga disputes ‘fake’ results
Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has rejected early results indicating a strong lead for his rival, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Mr Odinga told journalists the details were “fake”, because the authorities had failed to present documents verifying the results.
Electoral officials say that with 91% of results in Mr Kenyatta is leading with about 54.5%, to Mr Odinga’s 44.6%.
Many fear a repeat of the violence after a disputed election 10 years ago.
More than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced following the 2007 vote.
Mr Kenyatta’s lead could mean that he is elected outright. There were eight candidates in all, but apart from Mr Kenyatta and Mr Odinga none polled more than 0.3% of the vote.
He said that the results were “the work of a computer” and did not reflect the will of voters.
“We have our projections from our agents which show we are ahead by far,” he added.
Opposition officials have said that, despite assurances from the electoral commission, they still have not received the result forms.