Violence at Kenyan poll rally

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The Independent Online
Six people were hurt when rival party supporters clashed after an election rally by the Kenyan President, Daniel arap Moi, in western Kenya.

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.

- Reuters, Nairobi

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