Voters’ low turnout cripples Kenya presidential rerun election – IEBC Kenya

Kenya’s Electoral Commission says fewer than 34 percent of registered voters took part in Thursday’s re-run of the presidential election.

The figure is sharply down on the initial poll in August, when nearly 80 percent of the electorate voted.

Some opposition supporters also prevented people from voting, despite Raila Odinga’s call to his supporters to stay away from the poll.

Two people were reported killed in the violence, including a teenage boy shot by police during clashes in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu.

However, voting has been suspended until Saturday in four areas where opposition supporters clashed with police.


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