Violent Start to Kenya Vote

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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.