Kenya vote delayed in opposition strongholds

Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga

NAIROBI — Kenya’s election commission said polling stations had opened in the much of the country by yesterday, but voting had been hampered by “security challenges” in a number of places, where voting would be delayed until tomorrow.
Wafula Chebukati, head of the election commission, said areas where voting would be delayed included Homa Hay, Kisumu, Migori and Siaya – all in the opposition stronghold of western Kenya.

Meanwhile, at least three people have been killed in violence gripping Kenya’s contentious presidential election rerun, which has been boycotted by the country’s opposition leader.

Clashes between police and protesters began quickly after polls opened at 6am local time.

More than 19 million voters are registered to cast their vote in the election

— Online