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Kenyans vote amid tight security

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Kenyans have started streaming at polling stations this morning to cast their votes for the repeat of presidential election. The turn up however, is said to be not as huge as it was during the August 8 general election. Voters who have showed up, said they have come to exercise their democratic right to vote.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened across the country even as voting kicked off in the last hour of the presidential re-run.

Kenyans voting
So far, low voters turn up has been witnessed in various polling stations.

Kenya Election: low voters turn up has been witnessed in various polling stations.

Kenya Election: So far, low voters turn up has been witnessed in various polling stations.

Tens of thousands of police and other security personnel have been deployed to protect voters and polling stations.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, has urged people to vote and remain peaceful.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who has pulled out of the election re-run, has called on his supporters to boycott the elections.

Yesterday, IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati called on police to end cases of police brutality in areas where opposition supporters are protesting against the commission to ensure peace prevails.

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