Thursday, December 27, 2007

Elections in Kenya

The presidential election in Kenya took place last night for those of us in the western hemisphere. Things seemed to be relatively peaceful in what will be the closest race since Kenya's independence from Britain in 1963. A peaceful election and transfer of power, should Raila Odinga win the election, will be a great answer to prayer. Peace seems to be a common sentiment, with this quote summing up what I hope is the majority feeling amongst Kenyans - a people I have grown to love:

“We are optimistic that with a Raila government, the economy will really grow, and that will change how everyone lives, But if he does not win, we will accept the results of our fellow Kenyans.”

Kennedy Mango, referring to presidential candidate Raila Odinga by his first name, as he is commonly known.

vote peacefully

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