There was a scare at the Kenya’s national tallying centre in the capital, Nairobi, that briefly disrupted the ongoing vote verification exercise on Friday afternoon.
Agents of presidential candidates and political parties were engaged in what appeared to be a confrontation in the area where verification is taking place prompting the intervention of electoral commission officials.
Sources say the commotion was triggered when agents from one political coalition raised alarm over a suspicious laptop device that was being used to key in data by one of the presidential agents.
Party agents are currently holed up in a meeting with electoral commissioners.
The device has been confiscated by security officers as they await the verdict of the ongoing meeting.
Tension was high at the centre as party delegates and observers tried to make sense of what was going on. The verification exercise has since resumed and situation is calm.