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Minds made up as Kenyans hope for peaceful August polls

Those interviewed said they wouldn’t want to see a repeat of the 2007/8 post-poll violence/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 17 – With barely 21 days to the August General Election and with campaigns having reached their peak, Kenyans have expressed an eagerness to vote and get the exercise behind them.

Speaking to Capital FM News, some of the Nairobi residents said that they are going to vote and they are ready for the elections.

“I’m ready for the elections, am going to vote and people are anxiously waiting for the elections,” said Justin Nyakio.

Despite having different opinions on who should win the elections, most of the Kenyans said they will be comfortable with whoever wins the elections and they will accept the election results.

They said they are hoping for peaceful elections and have pledged to maintain peace so that what followed the 2007 General Election is not repeated.

“I hope this time we will have a peaceful election, I will vote and if the person that I will vote for will not win I will be okay,” said Steven Mwendwa.

“I will vote and am hoping that my preferred candidate will win but am praying that there will be no violence,” added Margaret Ngina.

However the government had recently identified some areas that are believed to be hotspots for election violence most of the Nairobi residents are advocating for peace and have asked the youths not to accept being used for propagating violence.

Following the intensive campaigns that have been conducted by all the political affiliations, most Kenyans already know who they will vote for.

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“I will vote and I have already made up my mind. I already know who I will vote for and I can’t be convinced otherwise am just waiting for August,” said Sylvester Olang Okeyo.

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