26 Oct 2017

Kenyan presidential election re-run goes ahead

International Editor

The security was tight, the opposition absent and the turnout well down but the re-run of Kenya’s Presidential election has gone ahead. It followed the Supreme Court’s annulment of the first election in August won by President Uhuru Kenyatta because of “irregularities and illegalities”. There’ve been protests in some areas with police firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators but many opposition supporters have stayed at home – heeding their leader Raila Odinga’s call for a boycott.