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Published: 11:50, August 09, 2022 | Updated: 14:03, August 09, 2022
Polls open in Kenya's presidential, legislative elections
By Reuters
Published:11:50, August 09, 2022 Updated:14:03, August 09, 2022 By Reuters

Residents line up to vote at the Oltepesi Primary School in Kajiado County, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug 9, 2022. (BEN CURTIS / AP)

NAIROBI - Millions of Kenyans started to cast their ballots for a new president, parliament and local authorities on Tuesday, live footage on local television stations showed.

Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto are leading in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is stepping down after serving since April 2013, due to constitutional term limits.

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