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    Election Fraud Accusations in Kenya Spark Violence

    It’s getting ugly. After early election results in Kenya showed a strong lead for incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, opponent Raila Odinga rejected the numbers as “fraud” and claimed voting systems had been hacked. While the country’s chief electoral officer says the systems were never compromised, Odinga’s supporters clashed with security forces and some media are reporting multiple deaths. Residents of Nairobi are reportedly staying indoors, fearing a repeat of 2007’s post-election carnage, as many wonder if Odinga will legally contest the victory, as he did unsuccessfully in 2013.

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