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Kenyans head to the polls in pivotal election

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 00:46

Millions of people cast their vote in Kenya's fiercely contested 2017 general election, shrouded in fears of racial and ethnic violence. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Kenyans queued in large numbers through fields and along pavements early on Tuesday (August 8) to vote in the latest electoral showdown between the country's main political dynasties. Shrouded in fears of violence, the close-fought clash pits President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of Kenya's founding president, against Raila Odinga, a 72-year-old former political prisoner and son of Kenya's first vice-president. The arch rivals are facing each other for the second time, and opinion polls have put them neck-and-neck after two months of campaigning marked by fiery rhetoric but public speeches largely free of the ethnic hate that has sullied previous contests. The winner needs one vote more than 50 percent.

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Kenyans head to the polls in pivotal election

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 00:46