Explosion in eastern Kenya outside polling centre on election night

Reuters – A suspected grenade attack on Monday night at an election centre in the eastern Kenya town of Garissa close to the border with Somalia caused panic among voters, but caused no injuries, a government official said.

“A hand grenade exploded near a polling station, there were no injuries. The grenade exploded outside the polling centre, where people had almost finished casting their ballots,” Garissa county commissioner Mohamed Maalim told Reuters.

This comes after at least 15 people were killed in attacks by machete-wielding gangs earlier today as millions of Kenyans vote in first presidential election since disputed 2007 poll unleashed weeks of tribal bloodshed.

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