Conflict & Justice

Kenya Prepares for Presidential Elections Amidst Concerns About New Ethnic Clashes


A boy enters an house with various campaign posters at the Kangemi slum in Kenya's capital Nairobi February 28, 2013. Kenya will hold its presidential and parliamentary elections on March 4. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (KENYA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR3EEOV



As Kenya is getting ready for presidential elections, there are concerns that the ethnic violence that erupted in 2007 after the last election could take place again.

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Freelance BBC correspondent Michael Kaloki in Nairobi says there have been ongoing campaigns calling for a peaceful election process.

Kaloki says hip-hop star Juliani even dedicated a song to the election, calling voters to use their best judgment.