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Kenya’s First Presidential Election: Highlights from the IEC’s corrupt and incompetent election commission

Kenya's First Presidential Election: Highlights from the IEC's corrupt and incompetent election commission

See the chaotic scenes as Kenya elects new president for third time

By Daphne Caruana Galizia, Special to CNN

Updated at 2:01 PM ET on Wednesday, Nov 13, 2012

Kenya’s presidential elections took place on October 26, 2012 and were marred by an election commission that was both corrupt and incompetent.

As Kenya heads to the polls on Thursday, here are highlights from those chaotic and confusing days.

Kenya’s first presidential election

Kenya was going to have a presidential election, but that’s not the type of democratic process Kenya has.

Kenya’s presidential election that took place on October 26, 2012 was marred by allegations that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was riddled with corruption and irregularities.

Here are some highlights from the IEC’s first presidential election:

The IEC’s election headquarters in the capital, Nairobi

The IEC’s headquarters in the capital, Nairobi

Some of Kenya’s politicians had campaigned for the ruling Jubilee Party.

Some of Kenya’s politicians had campaigned for the ruling Jubilee Party.

The Jubilee Party, led by Raila Odinga, faced off in a contest against Al-Khalifa in May 2012.

The Jubilee Party, led by Raila Odinga, faced off in a contest against Al-Khalifa in May 2012.

The Jubilee Party’s presidential candidate, Raila Odinga

The Jubilee Party’s presidential candidate, Raila Odinga

Kenya’s prime minister Raila Odinga and his wife at the victory celebrations for his party’s presidential candidate

Kenya’s prime minister Raila Odinga and his wife at the victory celebrations for his party’s presidential candidate

Kenya’s first vice-president, William Ruto, and his wife at their home in the capital

Kenya’s first vice-president, William Ruto, and his wife at their home in the capital

Former first lady Patience Kariuki at the IEC’s presidential election

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