Kenyatta is Kikuyu, an ethnic group that has supplied three of Kenya's four presidents since independence from Britain in 1963.
"We are praying. that it will be peaceful", said Fatima Ada, a 39-year-old mother of six, who was queuing to vote in Nairobi's low-income Kibera neighbourhood.
Long queues formed at Nairobi polling stations hours before voting kicked off at 6 am (0300 GMT) in the morning.
Mr. Obama, whose father was born in Kenya, said there has been "too much incitement and appeals based on fear from all sides".
Kenyatta and Odinga originate from opposing tribes.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga, 72, who lost elections in 2007 and 2013, has already said President Uhuru Kenyatta, 55, can only win if his ruling Jubilee party rigs the vote, a stance that increases the chances of a disputed result and unrest.
The electoral commission said it was "very encouraged by the turnout so far".
Kenyans in Rwanda will vote from the country's high commission in Kacyiru.
Millions troop to the 40,000 polling stations across the country as the people of Kenya decide who their next president will be.
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More than 19.6 million voters, both inside the country and in the diaspora, are also voting for 1,882 vacant positions in government.
To win the election outright, either presidential candidate must garner at least 50 percent of the votes, plus one.
More than 150 000 members of the security forces - including wildlife, prison and forestry officers - have been deployed for polling day. "If we fight, will any of the candidates come to bring us food in our houses?" he said.
If that threshold is not met it will trigger a run-off vote between the top two candidates, with the victor requiring a simple majority.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is seeking a second term, is the son of Kenya's first president. "I am willing, myself, to accept the will of the people", he said in a brief statement.
Voting for the national and local assemblies are also taking place. Final results are not expected before Wednesday at the earliest.
In March 2013, Kenyatta, defeated Odinga, despite charges of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the 2007-2008 violence.
To Kenneth Okoth, a member of parliament and a member of the opposition, things looked generally good, despite the fact that some of his constituents were not listed on the voter register.
It was revealed that numerous delays were brought about by "adverse weather conditions" that saw a vehicle transporting election materials get stuck in a swamp, before employing the services of a helicopter to complete the task. Former US secretary of state John Kerry, besides John Mahama and Thabo Mbeki, Ghana and South Africa's former presidents, are among thousands of observers monitoring the elections.
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But Ebitda is set to more than double next year to $2.2 billion and then nearly triple by 2020, according to Thomson Reuters data. Tesla also is involved in installing solar-paneled roofs and producing batteries that can store the energy and power homes.
Amusements of America, the company that provides rides to the state fair, said its staff also had inspected the ride. The family of the man who was killed is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the accident.
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One of two men inside the auto opened fire at the woman's SUV on Interstate-90 near Dead Man's Curve, according to police. A 4-year-old boy was shot in the head during an apparent road-rage incident in Cleveland, according to officials.
Sunday marks a somber anniversary - the day the USA dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima , Japan on August 6, 1945, 72 years ago . He warned against the stockpile of 15,000 nuclear weapons and risky rhetoric regarding their use.
Graves' dad jumped in and attempted to pry open the gator's jaws - with no luck - as a second gator attacked him. The gold and blue statue, marked with two stars, was placed near where the June 14, 2016, tragedy happened.
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Swift and Mueller are both expected to testify in the case, along with Mueller's former boss and members of Swift's entourage. According to People , the 27-year-old was on hand while potential jurors were interviewed and screened at the courthouse.
Both diplomats spoke to the AP condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the issues publicly. The potential meetings come as the North faces intense global pressure to curtail its nuclear weapons programme.
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Lunar Eclipse to be seen in Pakistan on Monday
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