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Updated: 08/10/2017 01:19:00AM

Kenya awaits vote results amid violence, hacking allegations

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Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

A relative wails on the floor of an alleyway near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, as the angry crowd shouts towards the police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga addresses a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Kibera area blocking roads with burning tires in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Kibera area blocking roads with burning tires in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

An artist paints a section of the main street into Kibera calling for peace as residents protested in this densely populated suburb in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/ Noor Khamis)

A graffiti artist paints a peace slogan on a tyre in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017 as supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, demonstrated. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results . Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Residents of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, roll a burning tire as they blocked the main street to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Noor Khamis)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Kibera slum blocking roads with burning tires in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Kenyans in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, lock themselves behind a gate with a Keep Peace sign as others burn tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Supporters of main opposition leader Raila Odinga roll a burning tire down the road after blockading the main street in Kibera, Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers (AP Photo/Noor Khamis)

As tyres burn behind them two Kenyans paint the road with Peace and Justice sign in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, as others block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/ Brian Inganga)

A man pulls a burning tire in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, as others block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country's election commission and manipulate results. (AP Photo/ Brian Inganga)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, demonstrate blocking roads with burning tyres in the Kibera slum area in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

A woman casts her vote just after dawn at a polling station in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Kenyans are going to the polls to vote in a general election after a tightly fought presidential race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, demonstrate blocking roads with burning tyres in the Kibera slum area in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Kibera area, blocking roads with burning tires, in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Kibera area blocking roads with burning tires in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, demonstrate blocking roads with burning tyres in the Kibera slum area in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

A motorcycle rider passes burning tyres blocking roads in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results . Early results showPresident Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Kibera slum, blocking roads with burning tyres in Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, block a road with burning tyres in the Kibera slum area of Nairobi, Kenya. Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

A man throws a stone towards police in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, as people block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers. (AP Photo/ Brian Inganga)

Residents react near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A woman leaves the area with her bags, as other residents on their balconies jeer and tell her to stay, during disturbances in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A man lifts his shirt challenging police to shoot him, near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A woman wails and screams at police, near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Residents react near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Residents of the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country's election commission and manipulate results. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

Residents look through a fence at the scene near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center, shakes hands with supporters, accompanied by his wife Margaret, center-left, after casting his vote in Gatundu, north of Nairobi, in Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Kenyans are going to the polls to vote in a general election after a tightly-fought presidential race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Residents look on from their balconies as a riot policeman holding a tear gas grenade patrols during disturbances in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Riot police patrol the streets of Kisumu as residents of the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country's election commission and manipulate results. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

Riot police patrol the streets of Kisumu as residents of the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country's election commission and manipulate results. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

Riot police stand guard in the streets of Kisumu as residents of the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, block roads with stones to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country's election commission and manipulate results. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

A man lifts his shirt challenging police to shoot him, near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Residents of the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, block roads with stones to protest in support of the Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country's election commission and manipulate results.(AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

A polling official marks a voter's finger after casting his vote at a polling station in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Kenyans are going to the polls to vote in a general election after a tightly fought presidential race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/ Sayyid Abdul Azim)

A man lifts his shirt challenging police to shoot him, as a relative wails on the floor of the alleyway, right, near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A plain-clothed policeman, right, holds his pistol after firing in the air to disperse an angry crowd gathered around the body of a man they claimed had been shot by a different policeman, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Residents hold their hands up in the air towards police, as a man genuflects, right, next to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A relative wails near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A relative wails on the floor of an alleyway near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A woman wails in front of the covered body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, as the angry crowd shouts towards the police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A relative wails on the floor of an alleyway near to the body of a man who had been shot in the head and who the crowd claimed had been shot by police, in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga throw back a tear gas canister at Kenyan security forces in the Mathare slum of Nairobi Wednesday , Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Residents watch Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday , Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenya's election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country's election commission and manipulate results. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

A Kenyan security forces officer shout before firing a tear gas canister to chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday , Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga engage Kenyan security forces in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Residents ask Kenyan security forces chasing supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga not to shoot in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday , Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results . Early results showPresident Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Residents watch from their balconies as Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday , Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Kenyan security forces remove stones from a street blocked by supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday , Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga run from Kenyan security forces during a demonstration in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results . Early results showPresident Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Residents of the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya, take to the streets by blocking roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Kenyan security forces chase supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga who demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results, as early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

A motorcycle rider passes burning tyres blocking a road in the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, during protests in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Riot police move along a street in the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, during protests in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017, following elections on Tuesday. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

Residents of the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, block roads with burning tyres to protest in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Police extinguish a burning barricade blocking a road in the Kondele area of Kisumu, Kenya, during protests in support of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga alleges that hackers manipulated the Tuesday election results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta has a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/ Amos Aura)

Supporters of Kenyan opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the Mathare area of Nairobi Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results which appear to show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga addresses a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Odinga says hackers infiltrated the database of the country's election commission and manipulated the results. Early results show President Uhuru Kenyatta with a wide lead over Odinga. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Electoral workers stand by ballot boxes stacked up at a collection center in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyans went to the polls Tuesday in a general election after a tightly-fought presidential race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Armed police provide security to a bus carrying electoral workers and ballot boxes, as they arrive a collection center in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyans went to the polls Tuesday in a general election after a tightly-fought presidential race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Electoral workers stand by ballot boxes stacked up at a collection center in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Kenyans went to the polls Tuesday in a general election after a tightly-fought presidential race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

By TOM ODULA and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan police opened fire Wednesday to disperse rioters in several areas after presidential challenger Raila Odinga alleged election fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the election commission and manipulate results in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta. At least three people were killed.

As Kenyatta held a strong lead in provisional results with 96 percent of all polling stations counted, the election commission defended the voting system as secure, saying there were “no interferences before, during and after” Tuesday’s election.

Election officials were verifying the final tallies Wednesday night. It was unclear how long it would take, though by law election officials have up to a week from the election to announce the results.

Odinga, a former prime minister, blamed Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party for the alleged hacking. “The fraud Jubilee has perpetuated on Kenyans surpasses any level of voter theft in our country’s history. This time we caught them,” he tweeted.

Soon after Odinga claimed on television that the election had been rigged, angry protesters in the Nairobi slum of Mathare and poor areas in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu in the southwest burned tires, set up roadblocks and clashed with police.

Two people were shot dead in Nairobi as they took advantage of the protests to loot, Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome said. An Associated Press photographer said one was shot in the head. Police killed one person when they opened fire on protesters in another opposition stronghold in Kisii County, said Leonard Katana, a regional police commander.

Many parts of Kenya, East Africa’s commercial hub, remained calm, but the violence stirred memories of the unrest that followed the 2007 vote in which more than 1,000 people were killed. Odinga lost that election; he also lost the 2013 vote to Kenyatta and took allegations of vote-tampering to the Supreme Court, which rejected his case.

Odinga on Wednesday claimed that hackers used the identity of Christopher Msando, an election official in charge of managing information technology systems. On July 31, officials announced that Msando had been tortured and killed, alarming Kenyans who feared a recurrence of political violence fueled by ethnic divisions.

Odinga posted online what he said were computer logs proving his allegation. A Tuesday morning entry in the purported computer logs that Odinga posted on Facebook reads: “Login failed for user ‘msando.’ Reason: The password of the account must be changed.”

Rafael Tuju, a top official in Kenyatta’s party, said the opposition’s claims were unfounded, and Kenya’s election commission said it would investigate.

Amid the uncertainty, some Odinga supporters erupted.

“He is not accepting the results and that is why we are on the streets, but police have started shooting,” said demonstrator Sebastian Omolo in Kisumu, one of Kenya’s largest cities. The western port city on Lake Victoria has been a flashpoint in past elections.

Kisumu shopkeeper Festus Odhiambo said he was praying for peace even as protesters blocked roads into city slums with bonfires and boulders.

Kenya’s interior minister, Fred Matiangi, warned against the use of social media to stoke tensions. Officials have said it was unlikely they would shut down the internet but said they might shut down some social media if necessary.

“We assure Kenyans and all residents, the country is safe,” said Matiangi. “I urge everyone to go on freely with their daily chores.”


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