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Election season in Kenya kicks of with ominous signs

A VIOLENT VOTE

@TonnyOnyulo _

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@IlsevanZijl

AS COMMUTERS in the heart of Nairobi hustle past one another at the end of a recent workday, young men are buying machetes in a hardware shop before boarding a bus. The tools aren’t for clearing brush or splitting irewood. Peter Mwangi, who runs an electronics shop, is arming himself in case of election chaos. “I know there will be violence,” says Mwangi, holding a giant knife. “In the 2007 elections, we were not prepared. We were attacked, and I lost some of my relatives. But this time, it will not happen.”

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