Kenya police take precautions as electoral commission is set to announce results

The Police in Kenya Friday, took precautions ahead of the announcement of the final results of the election.

The expected announcement is that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has won re-election despite allegations of ‘hacking’ by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

According to Reuters, Police stationed extra forces at the airport in the western city of Kisumu in a bid to disengage any protest attempt.

“We are securing the airport so people can get in and out,” Kisumu County police commissioner Joseph Keitany told Reuters.

“We are only putting vehicles in certain areas we deem to be hotspots.”

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The election commission may announce a winner from Tuesday’s vote on Friday afternoon. Provisional results have shown Kenyatta, vying for a second and final five-year term, with a 1.5 million vote lead.

The election commission is nearly finished collecting and posting online official forms signed by party agents from each of the country’s 41,000 polling stations and 290 constituencies.

As well as a new president, Kenyans also elected new lawmakers and local representatives. Some of those races have also been disputed.

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