NAIROBI, Kenya — On Tuesday, Aug. 9, Kenyans cast their votes for the country's next president as well as other government officials. The two front-runners for the presidency are Raila Odinga of a coalition political party, the Azimio-One Kenya Alliance, and deputy president William Ruto of the United Democratic Alliance party.
In the weeks leading up to the election, Catholic sisters nationwide have conducted peace campaigns and civic education to avert violence before, during and after the election. The hope is to avoid the unrest that plagued the country after the 2007 election, which claimed 1,300 lives and displaced 600,000 people, and the 2017 election, when more than 100 people were killed after police responded violently to protests.
Election results are expected later in the week.
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