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Tension mounts amid ballot controversy in Kenya vote

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Some in Kenya are crying foul as election results come in, showing Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead.

Raila Odinga is trailing in second, three days after polls closed.

His running mate said on Thursday the ballot count lacked integrity and should stop.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) CORD ALLIANCE RUNNING MATE, KALONZO MUSYOKA, SAYING:

"There has been a total failure of the electronic vote transmission system and we have evidence that the results we are receiving have actually been doctored. In some cases, total votes cast exceed the number of registered voters."

But he said his comments were not a call for protests.

In the coastal city of Mombasa, anticipation builds as people fear a repeat of the violence that plagued the 2007 elections.

(SOUNDBITE) (SWAHILI) MOMBASA RESIDENT, RONALD YATIKA, SAYING:

"Mombasa is tense because when people remember what has happened in the past, the people are afraid. Some shops are closed, only a few

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