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Kenya: Presidential postponed to Saturday in four western counties

Ⓒ AFP – YASUYOSHI CHIBA – | A Kenyan policeman walks on a road covered with stones erected in barricades by opposition supporters in Ahero, about 25 km east of Kisumu, on October 26, 2017

The presidential election is postponed until Saturday in four counties in western Kenya, affected Thursday by violent clashes between opposition supporters and the police, announced the president of the Electoral Commission (IEBC).

“We have decided that in the areas affected (by the violence), which include the following counties: Homa Bay, Kisumu, Migori and Siaya (…), the commission has postponed the elections to Saturday, October 28,” Wafula said. Chebukati, in a press conference. Kenya has 47 counties.

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