kenya election 2013

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Feb 27th, 2013
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By Frederick Nzwili | Christian Science Monitor Social media can’t be blamed for the deadly post-election riots in 2007-2008; but now smart phones are affordable. Social media – tweets, tags, pokes, posts, uploads – were not part of Kenya‘s last election. So new media can’t be blame...
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Feb 27th, 2013
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(AP) Dozens of shack homes have been burned to the ground in recent weeks in Mathare, Nairobi’s most dangerous slum. Families are moving into zones controlled by their own clans, fearful of attacks between the tribes of Kenya’s top two presidential candidates. Kenya on Monday holds its fi...
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Feb 27th, 2013
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NAIROBI, Kenya — On Monday Kenya holds a presidential election for the first time since more than 1,000 people were killed and 600,000 displaced because of ethnic tensions and violence after the nation’s 2007 presidential election. The government has been running peace campaigns, but fears are ...
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Feb 24th, 2013
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The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has called for credible Kenya elections. Mr Kerry urged Kenyans to conduct a free and fair poll devoid of violence. His message was conveyed to Kenyans during a phone call to President Mwai Kibaki. “Spoke with President Kibaki – echoed POTUS (Pres...
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Feb 24th, 2013
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From restive towns near the Somalia border to delta villages wracked by deadly ethnic strife, Kenya’s Tana River flows through hotspots that are threatening to explode with the March 4 polls. By Leela JACINTO in Kenya (text) The mighty Tana, Kenya’s longest river, makes its way from its highland sour...
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Feb 21st, 2013
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NAIROBI – Kenya’s Chief Justice Willy Mutunga says he has been threatened with “dire consequences” if the courts barred presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta from contesting next month’s election. Mr Mutunga said he had received a “poison-pen letter” from an ...
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Feb 19th, 2013
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By Ozias Tungwarara, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Johannesburg) analysis Kenya and Zimbabwe hold critical elections this year. Kenyans will go to the polls on 4th March to elect a president, members of the senate and parliament, county governors, civic wards, and women county represen...
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Feb 13th, 2013
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Daniel Howden, independent Country’s two key candidates put on spot about violence that engulfed elections four years ago. With its stage dressed in red, white and blue and a blown up image of an imposing, white-pillared mansion, some Kenyans might have wondered if they had accidentally tuned i...
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Feb 9th, 2013
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NAIROBI — The risk of political violence in Kenya is “perilously high” ahead of next month’s election, the first since bloody post-poll violence five years ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Friday. Local communities “are arming themselves” fearing possible violence ah...