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Two days after polls officially closed in a fiercely contested election in Kenya, there are reports of visible tension among Kenyans as they await the outcome of the elections.

Reports indicate some pockets of violence have erupted in parts of the country with the capital, Nairobi virtually deserted. ATL FM News gathers that the streets of the capital is virtually empty with heavy police presence while shops and offices remain closed.

Rwandans are going to the polls in presidential elections, with incumbent Paul Kagame widely expected to win his third term in office.

The 59-year-old is being challenged by Frank Habineza of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, and independent candidate Philippe Mpayimana.

Mr Kagame is credited with the country's rapid economic development since taking office in 2000.

The Kenyan election official whose body was found earlier this week had been severely tortured and strangled to death, an autopsy has found. Chris Msando had deep scratches and cuts on his back and hands, the chief government pathologist said.

Mr Msando was in charge of Kenya's computerised voting system for next Tuesday's presidential elections.

His body was discovered next to the corpse of a woman in a forest on the outskirts of Nairobi at the weekend.

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