The Heat: Kenya’s presidential election

The Heat

The Heat: Kenya’s presidential electionAn electoral counting officer, center, counts votes while others hold the piles of ballots counted for each candidate, at a polling station in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Millions of Kenyans went to the polls Tuesday to elect incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta or veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Kenyatta is hoping for a second term in office. The count so far gives him a commanding lead.

In a press conference, challenger Raila Odinga said hackers had breached electoral commission computers and manipulated the results.

CGTN’s Jane Kiyo reports.

To discuss the Kenya’s presidential election:

  • Emira Woods, member of the International Working Group for Africans Rising and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies
  • Nanjala Nyabola, writer and political analyst
  • Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, security and policy analyst specializing in the Horn of Africa
  • Dorina Bekoe, associate professor at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies