- Title: Kenya opposition leader calls on supporters to mass in Uhuru Park
- Date: 8th August 2017
- Summary: KIBERA, NAIROBI, KENYA (AUGUST 8, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** NASA COALITION LEADER RAILA ODINGA AT POLLING STATION SURROUNDED BY MEDIA MEDIA ON TABLES ODINGA PLACING BALLOT PAPER INTO BALLOT BOX CROWDS OUTSIDE (SOUNDBITE) (Swahili) NASA COALITION LEADER, RAILA ODINGA, IN A CAR ADDRESSING CROWDS WITH LOUDSPEAKER, SAYING: "Everybody to Uhuru Park, that is where we will wait for the results." CROWDS FOLLOWING ODINGA IN CAR ODINGA IN CAR SUPPORTERS IN FRONT OF ODINGA IN CAR
- Embargoed: 22nd August 2017 11:46
- Keywords: Raila Odinga opposition leader presidential challenger polling station voting election
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016TAQX53
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- Story Text: Kenya opposition leader, Raila Odinga, a 72-year-old former political prisoner and son of Kenya's first vice-president, on Tuesday (August 8) voted in the latest electoral showdown between the country's main political dynasties.
Odinga is facing President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, the businessman son of Kenya's founding president.
The long-time rivals are facing each other for the second time, and opinion polls have put them neck-and-neck after two months of campaigning marked by fiery rhetoric but public speeches largely free of the ethnic hate that has sullied previous contests.
Odinga, leader of the NASA coalition group, urged his supporters to gather in Uhuru Park to wait for the results. The winner needs one vote more than 50 percent, but first results are not expected before Wednesday; a very close race might mean as long as three days before a winner emerges.
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