EAC watching Kenyan elections with more than passing interest
Tuesday June 13 2017
A man in front of a burning vehicle during Kenya's post-election violence in January 2008. PHOTO | AFP
With political temperatures and ethnic tensions rising, there are fears that the elections could turn violent and threaten trade.
The EastAfrican has established that the African Union Peace and Security Council has already sent the Kenya government a note verbale to be allowed to undertake an on-the-ground assessment.
Historians say that the history of the region is that those who consider themselves as elders always want to influence whoever comes to power in the neighbouring countries, especially among the three initial EAC states — Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.