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Hillary Clinton in Kenya to press democracy

Last Updated: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 16:31

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.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 16:31

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