UN expert concerned about displacement related to elections in Kenya

As Kenyans get ready to participate in general elections on Monday, a human rights expert is urging the Kenyan Government and the international community to scale up efforts to prevent displacement related to the polls.

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All Kenyans must work to ensure upcoming polls are peaceful and credible – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced the hope that all Kenyans will work together to ensure that next week’s elections will be peaceful and credible, as he discussed the upcoming polls with the country’s President, Mwai Kibaki.

Ahead of elections, UN expert calls on Kenya to prevent internal displacement crisis

The Kenyan Government and the international community must significantly scale up their efforts to prevent internal displacement resulting from possible violence ahead of the general election next week, a United Nations independent expert stressed today.