On Monday, Kenya will hold its first presidential elections since 2007, when its vote resulted in months of tribal violence. Since then, a couple of things have changed: Kenya introduced a new constitution with a checks-and-balances system, however, its adoption is still going slowly. Meanwhile, the country has been ridden by a severe famine as well as violent ethnic conflicts. The country’s leaders are aiming to achieve a peaceful election this year but recent outbreaks of violent and a tight race have activists worried that peace is not guaranteed.
One of the presidential candidates, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, faces charges at the International Criminal Court for promoting violence after the 2007 elections. Despite this, Kenyatta is seen as one of the front runners in this election.
Take a look at these photos that show Kenya’s path from its first to second presidential election: