Election in Kenya – level 3

10-08-2017 15:00

A presidential election is taking place in Kenya with the country’s current president, Kenyatta, and his veteran challenger, Raila Odinga.

The poll is a tight one, and with the murder of a top election official and claims of vote-rigging, there are fears of unrest if the losing party does not accept the result. A contested poll in 2007 led to more than 1,000 deaths.

There have been media reports of a 102-year-old woman, believed to be one of Kenya’s oldest citizens, voting in this election. She is a proud Kenyan who also believes that good leadership comes from God.

Difficult words: veteran challenger (he has run for president against Kenyatta before), claim (what some people say is true), unrest (chaos, conflict among the people), contested (full of conflict).

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