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Kenya's Odinga says technology failures led to vote fraud

By James Macharia NAIROBI (Reuters) - Lawyers challenging Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in the Kenyan presidential election said on Wednesday new technology meant to counter fraud had broken down, leading to a manipulated vote count. Losing candidate Raila Odinga is contesting the result in court and both sides have agreed to accept the outcome.

Defeated Kenyan PM challenges election results

Outgoing Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Saturday lodged a formal legal challenge over the outcome of presidential elections that saw him defeated by his rival Uhuru Kenyatta. The move will be seen as a test of democracy in Kenya, which was rocked by bloody violence after the last disputed polls in 2007, when more than 1,100 were killed and hundreds of thousands were displaced.

Defeated Kenyan PM challenges election results

Outgoing Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Saturday lodged a petition with the country's top court to challenge the outcome of the presidential election that saw him defeated by his rival Uhuru Kenyatta. The move will be seen as a test of democracy in Kenya, which was rocked by bloody violence after the last disputed polls in 2007, when more than 1,100 were killed and hundreds of thousands were displaced.

Kenya's Odinga challenges election defeat in top court

By Drazen Jorgic and Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) - Defeated presidential contender Raila Odinga challenged his election loss in court on Saturday, alleging widespread ballot rigging in a fresh test of Kenyan democracy five years after a disputed vote triggered deadly tribal violence. Shortly before the petition was filed, police outside the Supreme Court fired teargas to disperse a rally of around 100 Odinga backers. They were urged by the outgoing prime minister to stay calm and trust in the law to resolve his complaint.

Kenya's Odinga delays legal challenge to vote

By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's defeated presidential contender Raila Odinga has delayed his legal challenge to last week's election result, his allies said on Friday, extending a period of uncertainty over the outcome of the disputed poll. Odinga refused to accept the slim first-round win by rival Uhuru Kenyatta - and his allies had said he would present a petition to the Supreme Court on Friday alleging collusion between the president-elect and the electoral commission.

Defeated Kenyan leader to file election petition Friday

The party of Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, will file a petition challenging the election result on Friday, officials said. "We are currently in the final stages of preparing our presidential election petition at the Supreme Court," Odinga party official and former justice minister Mutula Kilonzo told reporters Thursday. "We want to thank hundreds of brave Kenyans from across the country who have courageously come forward to provide us with information on the anomalies in the presidential elections."

Defeated Kenyan leader to file election petition Friday

The party of Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, will file a petition challenging the election result on Friday, officials said. "We are currently in the final stages of preparing our presidential election petition at the Supreme Court," Odinga party official and former justice minister Mutula Kilonzo told reporters Thursday. "We want to thank hundreds of brave Kenyans from across the country who have courageously come forward to provide us with information on the anomalies in the presidential elections."

Defeated Kenyan leader prepares vote challenge

Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in last week's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, was preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud, officials said Monday. The March 4 general elections -- for the presidency, regional governors, senators, members of parliament as well as local councillors -- were marred by allegations of vote rigging.

Defeated Kenyan leader prepares vote challenge

Kenya's outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in last week's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, was preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud, officials said Monday. "Among other things, they are questioning the one million voters who voted only for president and no other position," said a close aide to Odinga, adding that the appeal would likely be filed at Kenya's highest court on Wednesday.

NEWSMAKER-Kenya's Odinga in familiar role after election loss

* Odinga says to challenge election result in court * Began life as a socialist but built a business portfolio * Learned hard lessons during years in jail By James Macharia NAIROBI, March 9 (Reuters) - Defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga sought to tap into the Kenyan public's thirst for transparent government but has failed again to shake off a reputation as an also-ran that goes back to the time of his father.
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