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Kenya Crisis Deepens as Kenyatta Leads  in Disputed Poll
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Kenya Crisis Deepens as Kenyatta Leads in Disputed Poll

Kenya was stuck in a dangerous limbo Saturday as President Uhuru Kenyatta took an unassailable lead in a disputed poll that has sparked violent protests that have claimed nine lives.Kenyatta was leading with over 90% of vote compared to less than one percent for his rival Raila Odinga, who boycotted the repeat election, according to a tally by the Daily Nation media group of unofficial results from most constituencies, AFP reported. However, turnout appears headed for a record low of around 35%, tarnishing the credibility of an election that has deeply polarized East Africa’s economic powerhouse. Violent protests have rocked Odinga’s strongholds in the west of the country and flashpoint Nairobi slums, with the death of a man in Homa Bay on Friday taking the death toll since election day to nine. Scores have also been wounded, many by police bullets.

 

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