Kenya opposition claim Moi cheated

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Kenya's main opposition parties yesterday accused President Daniel arap Moi of using fraud to win the election after early results pointed to a fifth term. But the opposition party leaders said they would reject such a result.

Kenyan television reported that unoffical counts from 60 per cent of the seats showed Mr Moi had won 1,466,868 votes against 1,0091,869 for his nearest rival, Mwai Kibaki of the Democratic Party.

Mr Moi needs 25 per cent of the vote in five of Kenya's eight provinces to win, failing which he will face a run-off against the second-placed candiate. The early results also suggest that Mr Moi has increased his vote since the last elections in 1982.