Kenya has planned a general election on August 9, 2022. The country has a history of election related violence and a lack of accountability for human rights abuse. In 2007-8, at least 1,100 died and 650,000 were displaced due to violence resulting from a disputed presidential vote. In the protracted dispute around the 2017 presidential elections, Human Rights Watch documented over 100 opposition supporters unlawfully killed by police and armed groups allied to the government. Although President Uhuru Kenyatta and his opposition rival, Raila Odinga, later agreed to work together, the violence has not been investigated. There have been episodes of violence during the campaigns ahead of the August vote, and there are fears that a dispute over the tallying of presidential results in August could lead to further violence.     

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