Nairobi: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Kenya to press the country`s leaders on the importance of democratic elections.
Hillary is meeting top Kenyan officials today and urging them to avoid a repeat of the 2007 presidential vote when national polls are held next year. The 2007 vote resulted in widespread violence.
She will also meet members of Somalia`s transitional government and regional leaders as they prepare to hold elections in 2013.
Hillary arrived in Kenya from Uganda today and is on the fourth leg of an 11-day tour of Africa. The trip began in Senegal and will take her next to Malawi and South Africa.