Policemen help a young schoolgirl that inhaled tear gas as the police was trying to hold off a group of supporters of opposition leader while protesting in Kawangware on October 30, 2017 in Nairobi. AFP / Fredrik Lerneryd
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Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repeat presidential election in Kenya, although only 39 percent of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the electoral commission said Monday.Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga had already branded the election a farce.Kenyatta took 98 percent of the vote, results from 266 out of 291 constituencies showed. The electoral commission said 7,616,217 valid votes were cast, representing 39 percent of the 19.6 million registered voters.Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu, a coalition of civil society organizations with 2,000 election observers, said there were "multiple" cases where results from polling stations differed from results on the forms posted on the election portal after last week's vote.
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