Polling stations open in controversial election re-run


Voting

The repeat presidential election has kicked off with polling stations opening various centres countrywide.

Security has been tightened across the country with tens of thousands of police and other security personnel having been deployed to protect voters and polling stations.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, has urged people to vote and remain peaceful while Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who has pulled out of the election re-run, has called on his supporters to boycott it.

Election commission Chief Wafula Chebukati had on Wednesday indicated that voting would open at 06:00 (03:00 GMT).

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