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Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

A supporter of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga reacts in front of a burning barricade he and others set up to block vehicles from delivering electoral materials to the polling stations in ther areas in Kibera slum, one of the opposition strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 25, 2017.(Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Kenya stands at a dangerous crossroads ahead of a presidential election on Oct. 26, with opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to take part and even the country’s electoral chief casting doubt on the poll’s credibility.

The opposition has called for daily mass protests, including on election day, fueling anxiety over the outcome of an election called after the Supreme Court overturned the result of an August vote. (Getty)

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