What causes the 2007 post election violence in Kenya?

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What causes the 2007 post election violence in Kenya?

The post-election demonstration and violence stemmed from a mixture of motives. Some included: Voting in elections has widely been along ethnic lines in many Kenyan communities. Widespread perception that the count of the presidential election was modified in favour of Kibaki.

Who were the presidential candidates in 2007 in Kenya?


Candidate Party Votes
Mwai Kibaki Party of National Unity 4,584,721
Raila Odinga Orange Democratic Movement 4,352,993
Kalonzo Musyoka Orange Democratic Movement–Kenya 879,903
Joseph Karani Kenya Patriotic Trust Party 21,171

Who ran for President in 2007?

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Joe Biden for President 2008
Affiliation Democratic Party
Status Suspended; became running mate on August 23, 2008
Announced January 7, 2007
Launched January 31, 2007

What happened to Kenya’s 2007 election records?

Just a few months earlier, in October 2007, Kenyan records were smashed as 50,000 people packed into Nairobi’s Uhuru Park, screaming and chanting with adulation as then-opposition leader Raila Odinga launched his election campaign.

Who won Kenya’s presidential election?

On the night of December 30, behind closed doors, the chairman of the Electoral Commission of Kenya declared Kibaki the winner by some 230,000 votes – though a few days later, he admitted he “did not know” who had won.

What happened in the 2017 Kenyan elections?

In the 2017 Kenyan elections, voters simultaneously cast their ballots for Member of the National Assembly, Governor, Senator, Member of County Assembly, Women’s Representatives, and the President.

Who won Kenya’s election – Odinga or Kibaki?

eventually declared Kibaki the winner with 4,584,721 to Odinga’s 4,352,993. In the days about the presidential result. number of startling verified irregularities.