Kenya's repeat election spawned some interesting photos

The election has had its fair share of light moments.

Kenyans headed to the polls on Thursday to cast their votes in a factious Presidential re-run which Opposition leader Raila Odinga has since boycotted.

Some of the light moments of the repeat presidential elections

Voters turned up at polling stations as early as 5am local time despite heavy rains being reported at various centres.

Most voting centres experienced low voter turnout with supporters allied to Mr. Odinga's National Super Alliance (NASA) party staying away from the stations as a heed to his call to boycott the poll.

Anti-riot police dispersed opposition supporters in parts of Nairobi and Western Kenya as they tried to disrupt voting at a number of polling centres.

And as the polls went on, Kenyans online took time to share some rather special pictures that stirred up social media.

Indeed the election had its fair share of light moments and Business Insider SSA recaps some of them:

Some animals,including chickens and a dog,were spotted at two different polling stations early in the morning:

Shadrack Mwangi, a voter, baked a cake to celebrate President Uhuru Kenyatta's 56th birthday today. He turned up at the Mutumo primary school polling centre, the President's voting centre, to present the cake to him. But it didn't go quite as he had planned:

Meanwhile, this family went to vote clad in regalia complete with the colours of Kenya's national flag. It was the second time they did this with the first being in the Aug 8 election:

And on a rather surprising note,under-age children were spotted taking part in the Thursday vote. Kenyans were in complete disbelief but the electoral commission was yet to comment on the issue:

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