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Bitter memories create fears ahead of March polls

As Kenya heads towards its first general election under a new constitution in March, many who suffered during the bloodshed that followed the last polls in 2007 have not registered to vote.For thousands of people still living in displacement camps in Rift Valley, the prospect of voting on March 4 evokes bitter memories. Many fear that the violence of five years ago could be repeated. Others feel disenfranchised by a lack of support from the government over the last five years, and have lost faith in the political process. The violence that followed a contested presidential election in December 2007 left more than 1,100 people dead and caused approximately 600,000 others to be uprooted from their homes.

Source Link: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-102280/bitter-memories-create-fears-ahead-march-polls

Source: The Star Pg 27

Date: Thursday, 10 Jan 2013