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Posted by The IRC on June 27th, 2013
Five years ago, 1,300 people died in violence that erupted after contested presidential elections in Kenya. When Kenyans went back to the polls in March, the vote was for the most part peaceful. Learn how a radio drama played a major role. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 7th, 2013
Update Mar. 9, 2013: IRC emergency teams in Kenya remain on standby following today's announcement of the results of a tense presidential race. Monday's vote was the first since disputed 2007 national elections erupted into violence that killed 1,500 people. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 5th, 2013
Yesterday, Kenyans cast their vote for president for the first time since a disputed 2007 election resulted in widespread violence and uprooted more than half a million people. The IRC is ready to respond if the need arises. more »
Posted by Sophia Jones on March 4th, 2013
Today, as Kenyans go to the polls to elect a new president, voters are casting ballots with hope and trepidation. Almost 1,500 people died during widespread violence that erupted following the last, disputed election in 2007. more »
Posted by The IRC on March 4th, 2013
More than 1,300 people lost their lives in violence that followed a disputed presidential election in 2008. Today millions of Kenyans turned out to cast their vote in the first national elections since the crisis. more »
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