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Kenyan President Remarks on Election; New President Sworn in: March 9 and April 9, 2013

Kenyan President Remarks on Election; New President Sworn in: March 9 and April 9, 2013

Kenyan president remarks on election; New president sworn in: March 9 and April 9, 2013

In 2007, Kenya's presidential election was followed by ethnic clashes that killed 1,400 citizens, something political leaders and international observers sought to avoid in the March 2013 election. The two 2013 front runners, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, appealed to their supporters to respect the electoral process and refrain from using violence. Still, armed political gangs threatened to upend the peaceful democratic process, but in the end little violence was reported. Kenyatta was ultimately victorious, becoming the nation's youngest president. His vision for the country is founded on improving the economic vitality of all citizens by ...

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