Kenya’s elections, at home and abroad

Kenyans queue up to vote.Kenyans queue up to vote in political party primary nominations on January 17, 2013. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
Kenyans queue up to vote.
Kenyans queue up to vote in political party primary nominations on January 17, 2013. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

NAIROBI — U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Johnnie Carson warned Kenyans Thursday that their “choices have consequences” in upcoming presidential elections.

Carson did not explicitly mention the International Criminal Court (ICC) case against presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, but the diplomat’s statements are the strongest yet by a U.S. official on possible repercussions for Kenya dependent on the outcome of March 4 elections. Kenyatta and his running mate are under indictment for allegedly planning some of the violence that killed over 1000 people in Kenya’s disputed 2007 elections — and outside observers have said that a Kenyatta presidency means diplomatic isolation for Kenya.  Read more…

 

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