Trouble began when Mr Moi was leaving Homa Bay, Nyanza Province, after speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 people. "Some of his officials called for the Kanu (Kenya African National Union party) salute and when some people refused to give it, fighting started," a witness said. The Kanu candidate, Philomena Okunde, was slashed on the neck with a machete; he blamed National Democratic Party activists for the fighting. Kenya goes to the polls on Monday to elect a new parliament and president for a five-year term and also to vote for hundreds of candidates in local elections.
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