Kenya Calls off Repeat Presidential Rerun in Restive Western Regions amid Fears of ‘Pogroms’ 

Officials in Kenya have called off a second attempt to hold elections in the country’s volatile west on Saturday amid opposition claims of a state plot to unleash ethnic “pogroms” against anti-government tribes in the region.

With opposition supporters erecting barricades to prevent the delivery of ballot boxes, officials said mounting insecurity had made it impossible to repeat voting in parts of four counties where voting failed to take place during Thursday‘s contentious presidential election.

As violence continued for a second day, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hopes of reasserting authority over his divided country suffered a blow after provisional figures indicated that two-thirds of Kenyans had chosen not to vote.

The Telegraph