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Kenya's Presidential Elections: The Rerun

October 26,2017 14:18

Kenyans cast ballots on Thursday in the second presidential election in nearly three months amid reports of rock-throwing and scuffles between police officers and protesters who wanted to stop the vote. A 17-year-old died of gunshot wounds, according ...and more »



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Supporters of the Kenyan opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance, clashed with the police on Thursday in Kibera, a slum area of Nairobi. Credit Dai Kurokawa/European Pressphoto Agency

Kenyans cast ballots on Thursday in the second presidential election in nearly three months amid reports of rock-throwing and scuffles between police officers and protesters who wanted to stop the vote.
A 17-year-old died of gunshot wounds, according the head nurse at a government hospital in the western city of Kisumu. The police also fired tear gas at rock-throwing protesters in the Nairobi neighborhood of Kibera.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to win. But the main challenger, Raila Odinga, who dropped out of the race, had urged supporters to boycott the vote, raising the dangerous prospect that millions of his supporters will not acknowledge the outcome.

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Police officers chased opposition protesters as they attempted to clear the streets of Kibera. Credit Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

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Residents observed from a distance as demonstrators tried to prevent voters from reaching a polling station in the Mathare area of Nairobi. Credit Marco Longari/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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Members of the Masai and Kikuyu tribes waited to vote at a school in Masailand. Credit Georgina Goodwin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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Members of the Masai and Kikuyu tribes registered at a school as voting began. Credit Georgina Goodwin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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President Uhuru Kenyatta cast his ballot at the Mutomo primary school in Kiambu. Credit Simon Maina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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A police officer chased a man out of a storefront while attempting to clear the Kibera slum. Credit Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

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A protester used water to try to reduce the sting of tear gas during stone-throwing confrontations with the police in Kibera. Credit Marco Longari/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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Protesters in Kibera boycotted the vote and attempted to disrupt Kenya’s rerun election. Credit Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

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