Cambridge Analytica's role in Kenyan election questioned

Kenya's National Super Alliance and opposition leader Raila Odinga. Photo: SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty Images

Kenya's main opposition party, the National Super Alliance, is seeking an investigation
into data firm Cambridge Analytica's work for incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta in his successful re-election bid last year, the BBC reports.

The backdrop: This comes as the firm is being investigated by British and U.S. authorities and after a weekend revelation it improperly accessed 50 million users' data through Facebook's platform to influence Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.