Kenyan Opposition Leader Claims Election Was Hacked

Hackers broke into election commission computer systems and databases overnight, claims Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga, alleging “massive” voter fraud in the country’s presidential election Tuesday. Odinga told his supporters to remain calm at a Wednesday press conference, though reports of violence were emerging from the nation’s Odinga strongholds. “I don’t control the people,” the 72-year-old former political prisoner added, and provided a 52-page report that he said substantiated his claims. He called the early results of the election “fake” and “fictitious.” Early indications showed President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead 54 percent to 45 percent, according to Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Monitors from the EU, Carter Center, and National Democratic Institute were expected to weigh in on the elections Thursday.