25 Feb 2013
Statement Ahead of the 4 March Elections in Kenya
Following the 2007 presidential elections in Kenya, widespread violence resulted in the death of 1,133 Kenyans and displaced over 600,000. Six years later, the 2013 elections were viewed as an opportunity to see if the government of Kenya could implement adequate measures to prevent a recurrence of violence. With one week until the 4 March 2013 elections in Kenya, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect released the following statement urging the government to intensify efforts to uphold its Responsibility to Protect. This includes through taking implementing conflict prevention strategies as well as preparing contingency plans should violence recur.