Kenya Holds Second Election In Three Months
Kenya held its second election in nearly three months amid a boycott by the opposition party. After Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified the August’s presidential election, a rerun was set for October 26. Just days before Kenyans were to visit the polls again, opposition leader Raila Odinga announced to withdraw from the race and called his supporters to stay away from voting.
According to the Kenyan electoral commission fewer than 34 percent of registered voters participated in the re-run. Clashes between police and protesters began shortly after polls of the re-run opened, with at least three people killed on the election day. To discuss the rerun election and what it means to the country, Worldview was joined by Alphonce Shiundu, an editor at Africa Check, Africa’s first independent fact-checking organization.