24 December 2012

Kenya: News Round Up

Over 100 passengers escaped death narrowly after four vehicles were involved in a grisly accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway this weekend. The accident occurred after two buses rammed into a stalled lorry. Eleven passengers were seriously injured in the accident near Marula 5kms from Naivasha town. OCPD Charles Kortok is calling on drivers to avoid speeding.

The death toll from Tana Delta clashes in Kipao Village has risen to 46, after one more victim succumbed to injuries in yesterday's attack. Nelly Muluka from the Kenya Red Cross Society says they are still on the ground helping clash victims with counseling and humanitarian aid.


The youth are being cautioned against letting politicians use them to cause violence and disturbance. Internal security minister Katoo Ole Metito says the youth should maintain peace through out the campaigns and elections and instead strive to bring the change they want.


The Institute of Education and democracy has termed as commendable the just concluded voter registration exercise, but says a lot more still needs to be done to bring all Kenyans to the fold. In its report, Executive Director Peter Aling'o says the IEBC should have done more to ensure the prisoners and those hospitalized as well as those in hostile areas are registered.


Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on Kenyans to maintain peace even as the election campaign momentum now picks pace. Raila has pledged that his CORD coalition will conduct peaceful elections and wants other parties to ensure the same.


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