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What's at Stake in the Kenyan Election?


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Kenyans wait to vote in Nairobi's Eastleigh district in the Kenyan capital on March 4, 2013.
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Kenyans wait to vote in Nairobi's Eastleigh district in the Kenyan capital on March 4, 2013.

Kenyans waited in lines stretching up to one mile Monday to vote in that country's first presidential election since 2007. Gangs with machetes have reportedly killed at least 15 people, stirring memories of the bloody violence that left over 1,200 dead during the 2007 elections. We talk about what these current elections mean for Kenya, Africa and the world -- and why the leading candidate may also face a war crime trial at The Hague.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Amos Njuguna, assistant professor of finance, the United States International University in Kenya; visiting scholar at the Center for Effective Global Action at UC Berkeley
  • Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times
  • Joel Barkan, senior associate in the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and professor emeritus of political science at the University of Iowa

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