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With all that tension, Kenyan leaders still shook hands and hugged at Bomas - WATCH
By Ureport | Updated Aug 13, 2017 at 10:23 EAT
IEBC tallies results st Bomas of Kenya
  • On the 11th of August 2017, Kenya held its breath as IEBC prepared to announce the winner of the presidential election
  • The announcement has almost every Kenyan leader at Bomas of Kenya, with top dignitaries exchanging laughs and hugs before the moment of truth.

President Uhuru Kenyatta successfully retained his seat after defeating NASA leader Raila Odinga by a margin of over one million votes.

NASA had earlier claimed that IEBC's KIEMS system had been hacked, leading to manipulation of presidential results in Uhuru's favour.

IEBC went on to deny the claims, saying that their system is fully protected and that hacking was attempted but didn't succeed.

At Bomas, leaders from several counties gathered awaiting IEBC's final verdict. What was strange was the manner in which they received and greeted each other!

With all the tempers and tension around the place, it was difficult to notice the rivalry between them as they exchanged hugs and laughed along, waiting for IEBC to make the final declaration.

Here's a look:

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