A man avoids a burning barricade set up by supporters of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga to block vehicles from delivering electoral materials to the polling stations in the Kibera slum mens jordan 6 unc , one of the opposition strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. Photo: IC
Kenyan opposition supporters clashed with police and threw up burning barricades on Thursday, seeking to derail an election rerun likely to return Uhuru Kenyatta as president of East Africa's chief economic and political powerhouse.
In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga's call for a voter boycott were met by live rounds, tear gas and water cannon. Gunfire killed one protester and wounded three others, a nurse said. Reuters found no polling stations open there.
Riot police fired tear gas in Kibera and Mathare www.airjordan6unc.com , two volatile Nairobi slums. Protesters set fires in Kibera early in the morning and in Mathara a church was firebombed and a voter attacked.
Around 50 people have been killed, mostly by security forces, since the original August 8 vote. The Supreme Court annulled Kenyatta's win in that poll on procedural grounds and ordered fresh elections within 60 days, but Odinga called for a boycott amid concerns the poll would not be free and fair.
The repeat election is being closely watched across East Africa, which relies on Kenya as a trade and logistics hub, and in the West air jordan 6s unc , which considers Nairobi a bulwark against Islamist militancy in Somalia and civil conflict in South Sudan and Burundi.
While tensions simmered in opposition strongholds, other areas were calm. In the capital, polling stations saw a sprinkling of voters instead of the hours-long queues that waited in August.
Interior minister Fred Matiang'i told Citizen TV that polling stations opened in 90 percent of the country, including Kiambu, where Kenyatta cast his ballot.
"We are requesting them [voters] humbly that they should turn out in large numbers," Kenyatta air jordan 6 retro unc , the US-educated son of Kenya's founding father, Jomo Kenyatta, said after voting. "We're tired as a country of electioneering and I think it's time to move forward."
If some counties fail to hold elections, it could trigger legal challenges to the election, stirring longer-term instability and ethnic divisions.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court was due to hear a case seeking to delay the polls. But it was unable to sit after five out of the seven judges failed to show up air jordan 6 unc for sale , fuelling suspicions among opposition supporters.
"The lack of a quorum is highly unusual for a Supreme Court hearing," a statement from the European Union said. "Not hearing this case has de facto cut off the legal path for remedy."