Kenya goes to the polls in closely contested election —By Hamza Mohamed on Al Jazeer com

President Kenyatta seeking a second and final five-year term in office but faces stiff competition from Raila Odinga.

Nairobi, Kenya – Kenyans are casting their votes to elect a president and a new parliament following weeks of campaigning and claims of a plot to rig the results.

Polling began at 6am (3:00 GMT) and is expected to end at 5pm (14:00 GMT) with results to be announced within seven days.

More than 19 million voters have registered to cast their vote in Tuesday’s election in 40,883 polling stations across the country.

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