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September 28, 2022
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‘They’ve wised up’: Kenyans go to the polls with a sense of indifference

Raila Odinga takes on William Ruto in elections observers say are only seen as high stakes among political elite

Kenyans are heading to the polls in an election that pits the longtime opposition politician Raila Odinga against the country’s vice-president, William Ruto.

Odinga, 77, a former prime minister, has run a campaign centring on social protection and anti-corruption. He is backed by his former-nemesis, the outgoing president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who had a falling out with Ruto during his final term.

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