Kenyans vote in presidential election rerun

Kenyans are voting in a contentious presidential election rerun, boycotted by the country’s opposition leader.

The polls opened at 6 am local time (3:00 GMT) and will close at 5 pm (14:00 GMT). More than 19 millions voters are registered to cast their vote in the election.

This is an election rerun after the August 8 presidential poll results were nullified by the country’s Supreme Court because of “irregularities and illegalities” in the voting process.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, is seeking a second and final five year term in office. He won 54 percent of the votes in the nullified poll. Raila Odinga, his main challenger who received almost 45 percent of the votes in August’s election, is boycotting the vote and has called on his supporters to stay away.

Story by: Anirudh
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