Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote

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The opposition candidate denounced this morning "a enormous fraud", committed by the Kenyatta party, who would have hacked the server of the Electoral Commission (CEK) and manipulated the voting results by using the identity of an official killed 10 days earlier in mysterious conditions.

"The [counting] process is still ongoing, the counting is happening now. Our mothers and fathers all struggled so that we would all have a better Kenya and a better future", Kenyatta said in a televised address on Monday.

These comments follow statements from all the nine election observers in the country including the Carter Centre led by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry describing the elections as free, fair and transparent.

Kenyan election officials say only they have the authority to declare the victor, and worldwide election observers say they have seen no signs of interfering with the vote. "The streets do not". An Associated Press photographer says one was shot in the head.Protests broke out after Odinga alleged that election results from Tuesday's vote had been hacked into and manipulated.

They based their demands on data they claim were received from IEBC sources that places Odinga in the lead.

At last three people were killed in riots in the city of Kisumu and Mathare, a Nairobi slum, after Mr Odinga claimed that the process had been rigged against him.

More than 1,100 Kenyans died and 600,000 were displaced following the 2007 vote.

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Kenya's election commission suffered a hacking attempt after this week's vote but the system was not compromised, its chairman said on Thursday.

"We continue to urge everyone to be calm, to be resilient and to be peaceful", she added. Opposition supporters in Kibera burned tyres and shouted slogans, hours after clashes between police and protesters erupted in Kawangware, another poor area of the capital.

And police opened fire on protesters in Kisii, killing one. He also lost the 2013 vote to Kenyatta and took allegations of vote-tampering to the Supreme Court, which rejected his case.

Many Kenyans say that the potential for violence is reduced now because the country has learned from the traumatic experience of 2007.

As of 9.00 a.m. local time (0600GMT), Kenyatta was leading with 7,461,933 votes compared to Odinga's 6,079,136. The candidates' fathers, Jomo Kenyatta and Jaramogi Odinga, went from allies in the struggle for independence from Britain to bitter rivals.

Foreign observers deployed to oversee Kenya's general elections called Thursday for patience while votes are counted as accusations by the opposition of rigging sparked angry protests.

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