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Violence erupts as Election ongoing in Kenya amid opposition boycott

 

Violence has erupted in different parts of Kenya as the presidential re-run election ongoing.

Security is tight as opposition leader Raila Odinga orders followers to boycott the election. Security forces fire teargas to disperse protesters, as one person is reported killed.

In the latest voting, Kenya’s media says supporters of Odinga have blocked some polling stations as police fired tear gas in clashes with the opposition in Kibera, a Nairobi slum that is a key stronghold of anti-Kenyatta sentiment.

Police also battled stone-throwing Odinga supporters in Kisumu, another opposition stronghold. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, was announced the winner in the Aug. 8 vote, but irregularities soon surfaced and the Supreme Court subsequently nullified the election and order for a re-run.

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Odinga wants a new presidential election to be held within 90 days.

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