Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Kenya stands at a dangerous crossroads ahead of a presidential election on Oct. 26, with opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to take part and even the country’s electoral chief casting doubt on the poll’s credibility.

The opposition has called for daily mass protests, including on election day, fueling anxiety over the outcome of an election called after the Supreme Court overturned the result of an August vote. (Getty)

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Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

A supporter of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga reacts in front of a burning barricade he and others set up to block vehicles from delivering electoral materials to the polling stations in ther areas in Kibera slum, one of the opposition strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 25, 2017.(Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

A man falls from his motorbike as he tries to pass through a burning barricade set up by supporters of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga to block vehicles from delivering electoral materials to the polling stations in other areas in Kibera slum, one of the opposition strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 25, 2017. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Odinga demonstrate in the streets on the boycott of the upcoming elections on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya. (Photo: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Opposition supporters burn tires in protest for presidential candidate Raila Odinga, in the Kibera slum on Oct. 25, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Opposition supporters rally for presidential candidate Raila Odinga in Uhuru Park on Oct. 25, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga barricade roads and burn tyres as they demonstrate in the streets on the boycott of the upcoming elections on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya. (Photo: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

A supporter of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga reacts in front of a burning barricade he and others set up to block vehicles from delivering electoral materials to the polling stations in ther areas in Kibera slum, one of the opposition strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 25, 2017, a day before the scheduled repeat presidential poll. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Opposition supporters burn tires in protest for presidential candidate Raila Odinga, in the Kibera slum on Oct. 25, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Opposition supporters rally for presidential candidate Raila Odinga in Uhuru Park on Oct. 25, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Supporters of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga cheer as they arrive for the rally in Nairoibi, Kenya, Oct. 25, 2017. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

A supporter of the opposition coalition the National Super Alliance (NASA) and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga gets up after slipping and falling in the rain in front of a burning barricade he and others set up to block vehicles from delivering electoral materials to the polling stations in ther areas in Kibera slum, one of the opposition strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 25, 2017.(Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Kisumu governor Anyang Nyongo addresses NASA supporters outside the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) offices during protests called for by NASA presidential candidate Odinga to boycott the upcoming elections on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya. (Photo: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, addresses a crowd at Uhuru Park in Nairobi’s central business district, Kenya, Oct. 25, 2017. (Photo: Dai Kurokawa/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Opposition supporters burn tires in protest for presidential candidate Raila Odinga, in the Kibera slum on Oct. 25, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Odinga move a rock to barricade streets during demonstrations calling upon the boycott of the upcoming elections on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya. (Photo: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

People walk by a burning roadblock lit protest for opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga, in the Kibera slum, on Oct. 25, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

A woman walks with a bag on her ahed as supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Odinga barricade roads and burn tyres as they demonstrate in the streets on the boycott of the upcoming elections on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya. (Photo: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Supporters of National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga demonstrate in the streets on the boycott of the upcoming elections on Oct. 24, 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya. (Photo: Kevin Midigo/AFP/Getty Images)

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

A man stops motorcycles in front of a burning roadblock lit in protest for opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga, in the Kibera slum, on Oct. 25, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

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