Kenya Elections Update

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Over the election period, Salama Fikira supported hundreds of users on our independent user-friendly information platform, issuing timely updates and in-depth analysis.

Political risk is a significant threat to businesses operating in Kenya. Politics in Kenya remains an emotive topic as it is representative of wider concerns such as control over resources and networks, as well as underlying ethnic tensions. Therefore, election violence in itself is not solely based on the number of votes but the factors that influence politics. Whilst the 2017 elections were relatively peaceful, Salama Fikira recorded over 200 incidents of politically-motivated violence nation-wide since January. Areas of concern included Nairobi (Mathare, Kawangware, Kibera, Huruma, Lucky Summer), Kisumu (Kondele), Homa Bay and Migori counties. Prior to the elections, several armed attacks were reported in Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo and Kerio valley. The security situation is currently calm albeit changeable. Further localised unrest may be witnessed in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling on the presidential election petition, which is expected to be delivered before 01st September 2017.


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