UN expert concerned about displacement related to elections in Kenya

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Chaloka Beyani

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.

Special Rapporteur on the rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani says there have been instances of localized violence in the run up to the elections.

He says his main concern is that displacement in Kenya has followed each election cycle.

Dr. Beyani tells UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha that when he went to the country in 2011, it was clear that it was mostly the same families and individuals who had been displaced in 1991/1992, 1996/1997 and 2007/2008, but on a much greater scale.

Duration: 4'57"

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