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Kenya candidates hail from powerful dynasties

Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, favourites to win, lead Kenya's most prominent political dynasties.
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 00:38

The favourites to win in Kenya's presidential election are Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, the heads of Kenya's most prominent political dynasties.

They will need to secure a clear 51 percent majority in the first round to avoid a run-off.

As Nazanine Moshiri reports, one of them will become only the fourth Kenyan president in fifty years.

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