Violent Start to Kenya Vote

    Kenyans in the Dandora neighborhood of Nairobi wait to vote at James Gichuru Primary School on March 4, 2013. Long lines of Kenyans queued from far before dawn to vote Monday in critical elections, the first since violent polls five years ago, with five policemen killed in an ambush in Mombasa hours before polling started. AFP PHOTO/Jennifer Huxta        (Photo credit should read Jennifer Huxta/AFP/Getty Images)

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    More than a dozen people were killed in a predawn attack in Kenya as voters lined up to cast their ballots in a crucial presidential election. Reuters reports that nine police officers in Kenya’s restive coastal region were hacked to death by machete-wielding gangs, while six attackers were also killed. Kenya’s top politicians are urging millions of voters to avoid mayhem similar to that between the tribal loyalists and rival candidates during the country's 2008 elections.

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