Low Turnout Taints Kenyatta Victory in Kenya Repeat Election 

Results of Kenya’s presidential repeat election started to trickle in on Friday, with early estimates of the turnout at below 35 per cent, dealing a blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hopes for a decisive second-term mandate.

With nearly all followers of opposition leader Raila Odinga heeding the veteran’s call for a boycott, Mr Kenyatta’s victory is not in question.

Less clear is his ability to unite the country, whose deep ethnic divisions have been exposed during a bloody and chaotic election process stretched over the last three months and multiple court cases.

The first election, in August, was annulled by the Supreme Court because of procedural irregularities, denying Mr Kenyatta a simple victory over his long-term political rival.

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