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    Kenya Begins Counting Votes

    Sarah Elliott

    Kenyans eager to vote in the nation’s general election endured more than six hours in line in some areas on Monday—and kept voting stations open past the official closing time. Counting got under way Monday night, and an elections official estimated a 70 percent turnout of the country’s 14 million registered voters. The manpower of 99,000 police officers kept Kenya from seeing the extreme violence of the 2007 election; still, at least 19 people were violently killed right as polls opened this morning in the coastal city of Mombasa.

    Read it at Al Jazeera