Explaining the New and the Old in Kenyan Election Violence

Andrew Linke- University of Colorado Kenyan election violence is not new, as academic and policy-oriented observers recognize. The nuances of each bout of electoral conflict reveal – and are informed by – important social trends in the country. Political contexts at the national level, and among localities within regions of the country, determine the realities…

Kenyan Violence Patterns: Past and Present

This graph is a review of the 1997-2012 violence patterns juxtaposed with January-February 2013 violence patterns and locations. In it, we see that violence patterns have intensified considerably in the first part of this year, although not all directly attributable to the upcoming election. There is little doubt about the geography of violence- throughout the…