Come August 8th, Kenyans will be at the polls voting for their next government. Many experts view this election in some ways similar to that of 2007; too close to call and between an incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga. The incumbent is running for his second term, while Odinga, it is said this will be his final bid for the presidency.
For both gentlemen, the stakes are high, and each feels they must pull their best shot to secure the seat. It would be correct to say that their supporters are sharply divided and strongly polarized along ethnicity.
Kenya faced a dark moment in few weeks following the 2007 general elections. One community attacked the other, and the other community launched a retaliatory attack. One thing led to another, and the country was on the brink of civil war; some 1,000 Kenyans lost their lives in the inter-communities wars that ensued shortly after the 2007 elections.
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