The Latest on Kenya’s presidential election (all times local):
A U.S.-based company that works on campaign data is confirming that its CEO has been detained in Kenya and faces deportation after working on the opposition’s campaign ahead of Tuesday’s tightly contested presidential election.
Brandi Travis of Aristotle, Inc. says John Aristotle Phillips, an American, and Canadian staffer Andreas Katsouris were detained Friday night and face deportation later Saturday. Travis says Phillips is currently at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.
Travis says the two men were assisting opposition candidate Raila Odinga with issues including strategy and data analysis and had chosen to get involved in the Kenyan election because they thought it had the potential for irregularities.
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