Kenya’s nominations and upcoming elections

Mock coffins burn outside the Kenyan parliament during a protest in Nairobi. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
Mock coffins burn outside the Kenyan parliament during a protest in Nairobi. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Riots broke out in Kenya Sunday after political parties announced their primary results. Mobs burnt houses to the ground, and at least two have been killed since polls opened on Thursday. Pictures of youth lighting tires in Nairobi’s streets were reminiscent of images from the disputed elections of 2007, when 1300 people were killed. Then, Kenyans endured months of ethnic discord until former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan brokered an internal peace deal.  Read more…

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