East Africa's economic powerhouse will hold elections on Aug. 9 to select a new president, parliament, county governors and assemblies. President Uhuru Kenyatta will be stepping down after serving his constitutionally allowed 10 years.
Many voters want change, frustrated by corruption and skyrocketing prices. But both frontrunners vying to succeed Kenyatta have ties to him.
Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga has received Kenyatta's endorsement. William Ruto has been Kenyatta's deputy president for the past decade, although the two men fell out.
Odinga, a left-leaning former political prisoner, has served as prime minister and is the son of the nation's first vice president.
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