Disqualify Kenyatta, Odinga – Opposition Leader Says

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta at a Rally Ahead of Polls (File Photo).

Nairobi – OPPOSITION leader Abduba Dida has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga of vote fraud and called on the electoral commission to disqualify them, stalking already heightened tensions in the East African country.

Dida, who leads The Alliance for Real Change refused to concede defeat and warned the electoral commission against releasing final presidential results at a time when the country is on the edge.

Results released so far show Kenyatta in the lead, but Odinga has been quick to accuse the President of vote fraud, sparking violent riots in opposition strongholds.

“The truth is that these two sides are involved in electoral fraud and they should be disqualified and one of the six remaining candidates given the mantle to run the state,” Dida told journalists at the National Tallying Centre at Bomas.

Dida said the electoral commission must also provide compelling evidence to rebuff Odinga’s claims that the transmission system had been hacked to facilitate vote fraud in favour of Kenyatta.

“The commission has seven days to announce the winner in the presidential poll. If they do not have the guts to disqualify Kenyatta and Odinga, then the commission must provide forms 34A as demanded by Nasa to prove that the claims being made by Mr Odinga are untrue.”

The electoral commission has defended the electoral process, saying that its systems were secure, with “no interferences before, during and after” Tuesday’s election.

Three of the Kenya’s previous four elections were marred by violence, including the 2007-2008 election when 1,100 people were killed and 650,000 displaced, and indications point to the same direction.