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Kenyans await results of narrow presidential election

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Associated Press

Carla Anna

NAIROBI, KENYA (AP) — Kenyans await the outcome of a closely contested presidential election that saw lower-than-usual turnout.

Tuesday's election appeared to be the last attempt by longtime opposition leader Laila Odinga. Another one of her favorites is Vice President William Ruto, who fell out with the president during his ten years in power.

Voters have expressed little hope and frustration for real change in the economic heartland of East Africa with rising prices and rampant corruption.

Official election results should be announced within a week after the vote, but it is expected that a winner could be determined on Wednesday. Election Commissions must continue to validate result forms arriving from across the country.

The Commission said it expected a voter turnout of over 60% for him, well below the 80% in the previous election in 2017. More than 22 million people registered to vote.