Kenya election: President says respect the result

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 08 Aug 2017, 20:11:18
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Kenya election: President says respect the result

People are voting in Kenya's general election amid fears that the result could trigger communal violence.

President Uhuru Kenyatta called for unity, saying he would accept the result and urged rivals to do the same.

Queues at polling stations formed early and some minor stampedes were reported. Kenyan radio said one person was killed in clashes in the southern Kilifi area.

The contest pits Kenyatta against his long-time rival, Raila Odinga, and is seen as too close to call.

Kenyatta, the 55-year-old son of Kenya's founding president, is seeking a second and final term in office.

The final week of campaigning has been marred by the murder of a top election official and claims of vote-rigging.

-BBC

 
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