Tag: KENYA ELECTION

Claims of hacking added to Odinga poll challenge

(BBC) Raila Odinga, the losing candidate in Kenya’s presidential election, has included fresh accusations of fraud in his petition to overturn the outcome of the vote. His lawyers have filed testimony from anti-corruption campaigner John Githongo, in which he claims to have evidence of widespread, systematic manipulation of the computerised results database. In his affidavit

Raila Odinga challenges Kenya election result

Raila Odinga, who came second in Kenya’s presidential election, has filed a legal case challenging the result, his lawyers have said. According to the electoral commission, Mr. Odinga took 48.8% of the vote, losing to William Ruto’s 50.5%. However, four of the seven electoral commissioners refused to endorse the outcome alleging that the way the

Kenya threatens Facebook suspension over hate speech

(BBC) Facebook risks being suspended in Kenya if it does not adhere to policies to prevent the spread of hate speech, a government agency has announced. The National integration and Cohesion Commission (NCIC) says it has written to Meta, the company that owns Facebook, demanding a response to allegations of weak controls in moderating content
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