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Kenyan presidential elections rigged, opposition claims

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has rejected preliminary results of the Aug. 8 presidential election which showed him well behind incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, media reported.

Odinga, a 72-year-old former political prisoner, said the electoral commission computer system had been hacked to produce "fictitious results," the BBC said.

"We have our projections from our agents which show we are ahead by far," Odinga said.

Opposition campaign managers are calling for the release of results to be halted until scanned copies of forms signed by party agents in polling precincts and constituency tallying centers are made available, the Daily Nation reported.

Postelection violence in 2007 led to the deaths of more than a thousand people, Reuters said.

The Kenyan electoral commission website showed Kenyatta with 54.40% of the vote and Odinga trailing on 44.4%, with 93.78% of precincts reporting.