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Embassy Officer Discusses Elections with Nairobi University Students

U.S. Embassy political officer Chris Wendell spoke with 150 Kenyan students at a workshop on Kenya’s electoral reforms and preparations for peaceful elections in March 2013.  Over the course of the three day workshop (sponsored by USAID), the Nairobi University students debated the implementation of the Kenyan Constitution, ongoing judicial and security sector reforms, and the role of youth in the elections.  Mr. Wendell discussed with students U.S. support for free, fair, and peaceful elections; detailed U.S. technical assistance to electoral reform; and encouraged Kenyan students to counter hate speech and political incitement to violence.