>> The presidential election in Kenya has kicked off. Presenting their election documents, opposition politician Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka. Odinga comes from one of Kenya's most powerful political families. He wants to unseat current president Kenyatta, the wealthy son of the country's first president and head of the ruling Jubilee Party.
He hopes this will be fifth time lucky this year, it's the fourth time Odinga has run for the presidency. The veteran politician was nominated by a group of other leaders who also have presidential ambitions and came together to form the National Super Alliance.>>
> We want to give an assurance that our campaigns are going to be very peaceful, and at the end of the day we also expect that it's going to be a fair contest.
In any contest there will be winners and there will be losers.>> A peaceful election key to Kenyans. The last in 2013 is still haunted by two months of violence that followed the disputed 2007 presidential poll when political protests rapidly spilled into ethnic bloodletting. More than 1200 people were killed and 600,000 fled their homes.
Kenyans go to the polls on the 8th of August to elect a president, lawmakers, and local officials.