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Kenya president takes strong lead in elections but opposition says results hacked

August 9, 2017 9:25 AM
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NAIROBI — Kenya’s president, Uhura Kenyatta took what appears to be an unassailable lead in elections, according to preliminary results from Kenya’s election commission, but his opponent on Wednesday called the results fraudulent, raising fears of political violence.

Kenyatta is ahead of opposition leader Raila Odinga by a margin of 54-percent to 45-percent, with 93 percent of votes counted, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

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