Losing an election is very disappointing - Mahama

Mr. Odinga contended that the vote-counting process was flawed and he disputed the results

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Early Wednesday, with more than 75 percent of the votes counted, the election commission’s website showed Mr. Kenyatta leading with just over 55 percent and Mr. Odinga with nearly 44 percent.

But Mr. Odinga contended that the vote-counting process was flawed and he disputed the results. "The system has failed."

Former President John Mahama who is leading a 15-member Commonwealth Observer Group to monitor and report on the general elections addressing the press said the elections has been peaceful.

He said any party who feels aggrieved must write to the independent electoral body for redress (IEBC).

Mahama noted that "All Kenyans should be patient [and] let the process play out ahead of the official announcement of the winner" of the presidential polls by the IEBC.

He added that "It is not easy to lose an election because it can be very disappointing."

He advised party stakeholders to "exercise patience and let’s see that process through…No Kenya blood must be shared because someone disagreed with the electoral process."

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