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How will Kenya avoid another cycle of violence?

Opposition has been staging angry protests across Kenya, calling for reform of body that oversees elections.

Tension is rising again in Kenya, where a presidential election is due next year. A repeat of the chaos and killings following the election in 2007 is feared.

That result was hotly disputed. At least 1,200 Kenyans were killed in the fighting which ensued among rival political supporters.

More than 500,000 people were made homeless. Now, more concerns over voting fraud have led to weeks of violent protests – and demands to reform the electoral commission which is accused of political bias.

So, is Kenya on the verge of renewed unrest?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Thomas Letangule – commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

David Anderson – professor of African History and Politics at the University of Warwick.

Senator Moses Otieno Kajwang – member of the Coalition for Reform and Democracy.