European Union urges Kenyan election commission to post all results online

European Union urges Kenyan election commission to post all results online

The opposition leader pointed out that a large amount of Kenyans did not accept the election result.

He also called for peaceful forms of protest, recalling that rights to demonstrate, strike and carry out acts of civil disobedience were enshrined in the constitution.

Odinga, 72, insists he is the rightful victor of a "stolen" election which took place on August 8 and handed victory to the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mr Odinga, who was defeated by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, has accused the electoral authorities of fraud tantamount to "democracy's slaughter". Odinga claims the hackers used the identity of Christopher Msando, an election official in charge of the electronic voting system who was tortured and killed shortly before the vote. The election commission has said there was a hacking attempt but it failed.

Odinga was able to secure 44 percent votes in the elections.

In 2013 he challenged the presidential results in court and lost.

The European Union observer mission on Wednesday called on the IEBC to "publish all results forms online promptly".

The election board said on Friday that Kenyatta had beaten Odinga by 1.4m votes to win a second five-year term.

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Seven judges have been tasked with handling, and coming up with a solution on the dispute over presidential results after the National super Alliance (NASA) chose to file a petition challenging the results at the Supreme Court.

Local watchdogs Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and African Center for Open Governance to the Director of Criminal Investigation (AfriCOG) were overseeing the presidential election in Kenya.

In a statement, Interior Minister Fred Matiangi said a committee will be formed to look into allegations that the two organizations had tax compliance issues and one was not registered. Maina Kiai, a former expert for the United Nations on the rights to freedom of assembly and association, said Kenya's government was acting "like people who have stolen" elections.

The claims sparked a wave of protests in his strongholds which left at least 16 dead and 177 injured, but these quickly abated as his supporters - and the country - await his decision on his next move.

Electoral commissioner Roselyn Akombe was stopped by security agents from boarding a flight to NY late Tuesday, said the officials who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals. Akombe, a dual USA and Kenyan citizen, was not given any reason why she was stopped from boarding, the officials said.

The electoral commission later said Akombe who was to be traveling to the USA for an official meeting was delayed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by officials who have since apologized. The United States should also encourage Kenya to employ its resources to concentrate on improving the lot of its growing population, permitting it to withdraw itself from the 26-year-old, endless conflict in Somalia to its north while retaining general USA support. Several reports confirm that Raila Odinga disagrees with the outcome of the election which puts his arch rival Uhuru Kenyatta ahead.

He has not publicly provided evidence to support his claim or clarified where he obtained alternative tallies showing him leading by several hundred thousand votes.