Millions troop to the 40,000 polling stations across the country as the people of Kenya decide who their next president will be.
Officials and politicians have called for calm in what is mainly a contest between sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta 55 and former Prime Minister 72.
The two had contested in 2013, Uhuru beating Raila who was contesting for the third time with 50.7% of total votes.
Uhuru Kenyatta asked for a peaceful election, and shared a tweet, saying:
“Shake their hand, share a meal and tell them ‘let us wait for the results’ for Kenya will be here long after this general election.”
Former United States president Barack Obama, whose father is from Kenya, had also released a statement urging Kenyan leaders to reject violence and incitement. He asked that any disputes around the election should be resolved peacefully, through the rule of law.
If Uhuru does win, this will be his final term as president. For Raila, this is the fourth time he is contesting, and maybe his last.