“I wish to confirm that our elections management system is secure,’’ Mr. Chiloda said. “There were no external or internal interferences with the system at any point before, during and after the voting.”
According to the election commission, the two main candidates were separated by nearly 1.4 million votes.
The mood was tense in Kisumu, where residents said they were furious about what they called a hacked election.
Large parts of the city were calm, but in the Kondele neighborhood, crowds were being dispersed by police officers using tear gas.
Part of a nearby road was blocked, and tires had been set on fire. Some residents were seen running away.
“You cannot keep stealing votes at every election,” said Frank Opondo, 38, who was at the scene, while other people shouted, “No Raila, no peace!”