Multipartyism Betrayed in Kenya

Continuing Rural Violence and Restrictions on Freedom of Speech and Assembly

After winning the first multiparty election since 1963 in December of 1993, the government of Daniel arap Moi has increased its harassment of the political opposition, bringing spurious criminal charges against opposition politicians, forcing unwarranted restrictions on their freedom of association, and arresting them without charge. Perhaps of most concern, however, is the political violence that erupted during the year leading up to the election that continues to affect some rural areas.

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