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The Kenyan Elections: Peace Happened

In a recent blog on the Huffington Post, Susan Benesch, the Museum’s Edith Everett Genocide Prevention Fellow, discusses the myriad of campaigns and initiatives Kenyans and the international community put in place to prevent violence during the March 4 elections. Benesch views these efforts as largely successful, but cautions that a number of factors could render this peace temporary while the country awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling on challenger Raila Odinga’s petition to invalidate the tally. In fact, since the election, the peaceful messages of election week have been replaced by angry, threatening messages aimed at certain ethnic groups.

Read the blog post. (External Link)