Ten years ago, a disputed election in Kenya ended in violence that left 1,200 people dead. As Kenyans head to the polls again, security is tight and a team of international monitors is on hand to help ensure a peaceful and undisputed election.
Security forces in Kenya assaulted and raped civilians in opposition strongholds after the August elections, rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. About half the incidents reported to HRW were gang rapes.
President Uhuru Kenyatta begins his second term as leader of Kenya. But contested elections and months of political violence have cast doubt on his legitimacy and raised tensions in the capital.
Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, dismissing petitions to overturn the vote. Tensions remain high in Kenya after weeks of political unrest have left dozens dead.
Kenya's top court has cleared the way for President Kenyatta to serve a second term. But low voter turnout and threats against the judges have left critics doubtful that his claim to the presidency is legitimate.
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