Nairobi — Kenya’s election commission suffered a hacking attempt after this week’s vote but the system was not compromised, its chairman said on Thursday. “Hacking was attempted but did not succeed,” commission chairman Wafula Chebukati told a news conference. He did not elaborate. The country awaits final poll results on Thursday, with President Uhuru Kenyatta holding a strong lead after a vote marred by opposition claims of rigging and the death of four people in election-related violence. The east African country, keenly aware of post-poll violence a decade ago that left 1,100 dead, was on a knife edge after a day of isolated protests in opposition strongholds. The unrest broke out after opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed massive fraud as Kenyatta surged ahead in provisional results, with 54% against Odinga’s 44.7%. Results from more than 96% of polling stations were in. Two protesters were shot dead in the flashpoint slum of Mathare in Nairobi, where police also fired tear g...

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