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Kenya votes in new constitution referendum

Kenyans are voting in a referendum on a new constitution, the centrepiece of measures designed to reform politics.

It limits the powers of the president and sets up a commission to settle land disputes that fuelled violence in the past. Both the president and the prime minister are backing the "Yes" vote.

The referendum was part of a deal that ended deadly clashes after a disputed election in December 2007 when more than 1,000 people were killed.

Peter Greste reports.

  • 04 Aug 2010
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