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Kenyan chief justice reveals threats ahead of vote

NAIROBI — In an extraordinary public statement only days before Kenya’s high-tension national election, the country’s chief justice said Wednesday that he has received a threatening letter warning of dire consequences if the judiciary doesn’t allow a top candidate indicted by the International Criminal Court to run.

Chief Justice Willy Mutunga also revealed that an immigration officer at Nairobi’s airport tried to prevent him from traveling to Tanzania on Tuesday in what Mutunga said was probably a political act.

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