Kenya's General election,Presidential and civic Polls today
Kenya 's Presidential Poll today 27.12.2007-Nksagar -Nairobi-
Three Kenyan policemen were killed by an angry mob of opposition supporters who accused the government of trying to rig Presidential polls, police said on Wednesday as tension mounted on the eve of the vote.
The three were among hundreds of policemen deployed in the western Nyanza province to reinforce security ahead of Thursday's election, a tight race between incumbent President Mwai Kibaki and rival Raila Odinga.
"I can confirm that mobs killed two policemen in Suba district and a third in (neighbouring) Nyatike district," provincial police commander Grace Kaindi said.
She added that 10 other policemen were wounded in the incidents, which took place late on Wednesday.
Police fired tear gas in the nearby Kisii township to disperse another group of youth, who were demonstrating against the presence of Administrative Police (AP) near polling stations.
Thirteen people were wounded in the clash.
Wednesday, Odinga, 62, a flamboyant former political prisoner, who is leading opinion polls, charged that the police were being used to rig Thursday's election -- a claim rejected by the government.
"Let me reiterate that the government has no intention whatsoever of rigging elections," Kibaki retorted in a statement.DD News
Kenya is in process of economical development state as the President
Mwai Kibaki has introduced free education and health care schemes.His
opponnent, A man with a firebrand style of
politics, and a former political prisoner, Mr Odinga is the son of
Kenya's first vice-president and portrays himself as a "people's
president". He says fruits of development deprived the poor in last era of kibaki.Fourteen million eligible voters go for poll in Kenya for President,parliament and civic polls. An acid test for the Kenya to retain democracy and polls could be rigged.President
Mwai Kibaki is fighting for a second term and his faces the stiff
challenge from his own two colleagues.He has improved the economy by
introducing welfare schemes free education and health scheme he gained
power on the anti-corruption plank.He attains the name of Mafia as his
critics say he cannot be trusted and is too heavily swayed by his inner
circle, known as the Mt Kenya mafia. He
has also secured the support of former President Daniel arap Moil,
whose enormous wealth has helped to bankroll Mr Kabuki's campaign. However, Mr Moy's brutal legacy and dictatorial style is bound to put some voters off. The 76-year-old president may have put Kenya on a firm economic footing, but he has failed to tackle corruption and secure high-level
prosecutions of ministers named in multi-million-dollar doggy deals. Many
of those characters are standing for re-election and have a good chance
of winning in the puzzling world of Kenyan politics.
President Mwai Kibaki is fighting for a second term and his colleagues.
Raila Odinga from the Orange Democratic Movement Kalonzo Musyoka of ODM are the front runners for Presidential post. Election commissioner has said the results will not be declared today night for fear of violence.