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Tension Among Kenyans Rise Two Days After Elections

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Two days after polls officially closed in a fiercely contested election in Kenya, there are reports of visible tension among Kenyans as they await the outcome of the elections.

Reports indicate some pockets of violence have erupted in parts of the country with the capital, Nairobi virtually deserted. ATL FM News gathers that the streets of the capital is virtually empty with heavy police presence while shops and offices remain closed.

According to Christine Ojiambo of Citizen Radio in Nairobi, the Kenyan electoral body, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission {IEBC} at a press conference on Wednesday disputed allegations by the major opposition, National Super Alliance {NASA} of possible hacking of the IEBC’s system by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party, the National Alliance.

Mr. Raila Odinga, presidential candidate of NASA, has indicated he does not accept the provisional results which put incumbent Kenyatta in an overwhelming lead with over eight million votes.

The IEBC, has called for calm as it investigates the concerns raised by the opposition and prepares to declare the results of the elections within the seven days period as stipulated in the constitution.