Kenya’s endless tryst with electoral violence
The sorry tale of mismanagement of Kenyan elections refuses to die down. In a new development, Kenyan police has kick-started a search mission for politicians from the Opposition camp accused of instigating violence in a Nairobi slum. The current crisis boiled over when Opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected the results of elections held in August this year, claiming that the electronic voting system was compromised. It was in 1992 that Kenya instituted a multi-party democracy, and since then, six presidential elections have been held. In 2013, the losing side had shown the grace of accepting the results. Otherwise, results in Kenya often precede an outbreak of violence across the nation.