Kenya’s elections: Hoping for the best while preparing for the worst
March 7, 2013 by The IRC
|As Kenyans awaited the results of Monday's electons, the IRC team in Mombasa delivered emergency medical supplies to health facilities in Coast Province, one of the "hotspots" of violence after the disputed elections of 2007. Many of the victims were women and girls who suffered extreme abuse and violence, and so the supplies include emergency kits for women survivors. Photo: IRC|
Update Mar, 9, 2013: IRC emergency teams in Kenya remain on standby following today's announcement of the results of a tense presidential race. A historic 86% of eligible voters cast their ballots on Monday in the first national elections since disputed polls five years ago resulted in the deaths of some 1,500 people and the displacement of more than half a million.
By John Harrington Ndeta, media and peace coordinator, Peace Initiative Kenya