Kenyan forces arm themselves for elections
WITH memories of the violence that accompanied elections in Kenya in 2007, security forces are taking no chances as the countdown to the August 8 elections begins.
National security units have shipped-in crowd-control vehicles, guns and teargas to deal with mass protests after the elections, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reported yesterday.
Security forces fear an outbreak of violence after the announcement of the results of another strongly disputed election between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee and National Super-Alliance flag-bearer Raila Odinga.
Some of the anti-riot equipment, including more than 30 South Korean-made armoured water cannon vehicles, arrived over the weekend.