Kenya commission admits unsuccessful hack attempt

Wafula Chebukati, chair of Kenya’s electoral commission, has admitted that there had been an unsuccessful attempt to hack its IT system.

“Hacking was attempted but it did not succeed,” he told journalists at a press conference at the election centre in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

Mr Chebukati did not elaborate on who may have attempted the hack or whether it is being investigated further.

Yesterday, opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga alleged that the commission’s computers had been infiltrated by hackers and the results had been manipulated.

The commission, the IEBC, said this had not been the case.

The count published on the commission’s website so far shows that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has a commanding lead of Mr Odinga.

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