Kenya was unsuccessful in holding a fresh election today, declaring it would postpone voting in areas of Western Kenya. Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced elections in Kisumu, Homabay, Siaya and Migore had been postponed due to protests, and would be held on Saturday once the security agencies had ‘restored order’. Significant parts of the country were affected by the opposition boycott, protests and security operations. There was a dramatically lower turnout than in previous elections, with many areas reporting less than 40 percent compared to the 77 percent recorded on August 8th. Low turnout and empty polling stations proved to be a widespread issue, with KYSY observer reporting low turnout in 42 percent of cases.
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