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Mohammed said Kenya had a peaceful pre-election period, an indicator that the country would conduct today's elections responsibly. "Somebody driving a Toyota Corolla, we vote for them and after one year you see him with a Range Rover, a Mercedes-Benz".

Women wait to cast votes in Kenya's elections at a polling station in Iloodokilani, about 60 miles south of the capital Nairobi, on August 8, 2017.

In supermarkets, the aisles are cramped with shoppers pushing convoys of trolleys stacked high with provisions.

Some will vote there, where they are already registered, but others are trading their franchise for safety.

This sent Mr Odinga's Luo the signal that if there is an uprising following the results they would pay a heavy price.

Tuesday's elections are taking place a decade after a shambolic 2007 vote - which foreign observers agreed was riddled with irregularities - sparked violence which left more than 1,100 people dead and 600,000 displaced.

In 2013, when he contested the election results, he turned to Kenya's courts. There are some reasons to hope that Kenya will escape the worst. He urged Kenyans to vote peacefully and go home to await the results.

In his final televised speech as the East African country's president ahead of the much-anticipated elections, Kenyatta said he was not speaking as a presidential candidate but as the president of Kenya.

The leading candidates have avoided using inflammatory rhetoric that could fuel tensions ahead of the vote, worldwide election observers said. But only Kenyatta and Odinga, two men whose fathers led Kenya to independence nearly 55 years ago, retain any real hope of winning.

Kojwang the Chairman of the Association of Kenyans living in Uganda tells KFM that there are 15,000 Kenyans in Uganda but only 1,184 are eligible to vote.

Amid a tense wait that includes limited urban movement by a population focused on buying supplies to compensate an alleged election crisis, the memories of the challenging candidate's leading role in 2007 has also raised apprehension due to possible clashes.

"I don't want to play a 50-50 betting game. I pay my yearly licensing fees online", she said. "And even if they rig, now Kenyans know everything".

"There is a frenzy right now", said Hanif Rajan, group operations managers for supermarket chain Chandarana.

Worries like these are common around election time in Kenya.

But a quarter of polling stations are apparently outside cellular data range.

"May the stronger candidate win tomorrow", said Odinga, who has run unsuccessfully for the presidency on three occasions.

His historic rival Odinga also addressed voters on Monday, again raising fears about rigging, and warning that the deployment of at least 150,000 security forces across the country was meant to intimidate voters.

We the Heads of the following global observer missions present in Kenya: African Union (AU), Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Commonwealth, East Africa Community (EAC), European Union (EU), worldwide Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The Carter Center (TCC).


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