Constitutional crisis: Kenya was thrown into political turmoil this week after opposition leader Raila Odinga dropped out of the upcoming redo of the presidential election. Incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the original vote, in August, but the Supreme Court annulled the result and ordered a new vote after Odinga alleged massive fraud. The same electoral officials who monitored the initial flawed vote were appointed to oversee next week’s election, a contest Odinga said he would not take part in because the electoral board was “rotten” and would again falsify the count. Protests are expected, and Kenyans are bracing for violence. In 2007, at least 1,400 people died in ethnic clashes after Odinga lost to Mwai Kibaki, the then incumbent.
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