President Uhuru Kenyatta maintains 54% lead in Kenyan elections

Several attackers with machetes have been shot by Kenyan police after they stormed a polling station and it is not yet known if there have been any fatalities.

On Wednesday opposition leader, Raila Odinga, claimed the country's election systems and website had been hacked to produce a "fictitious" lead for long-time rival President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Vauldi Carelse is an EWN correspondent in Kenya. She says during the attack several people were injured.

Carelse explains that preliminary reports by former US secretary of state, John Kerry and former South African President, Thabo Mbeki saying the Kenyan elections have been peaceful and credible.

They commended the electoral commission on their processes and voting system. They are saying the tallying and voting ran smoothly.

Vauldi Carelse, EWN correspondent in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta has maintained his early lead at 54% being trailed by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is somewhere in the 40's.

Vauldi Carelse, EWN correspondent in Kenya

Carelse reports that these are preliminary results which have not yet been verified by the electoral commission.

Listen to the clip for more on the Kenyan results:


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