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Young Kenyans Tell Us What It’s Like To Vote 10 Years After Violence Ripped...

A demonstrator protests after the contested Kenyan presidential elections in 2007. Tony Karumba / AFP / Getty Images NAIROBI — More than 19.6 million Kenyans will head to the polls on Aug. 8 to vote for their country’s new leader. Next week’s general elections also marks 10 years since a controversial presidential race marred by ethnic group tensions and highly disputed vote-tallying led to more than 1,000 people being killed and more than 500,000 being displaced in post-election violence. The incident resonates deeply for Kenyans who were too young to vote in the infamous 2007 elections, but old enough to have vivid memories of the bloodshed that followed. BuzzFeed News talked to some of those young Kenyans about what they remember of the post-election violence, and how those experiences have shaped their views about politics now that they're of voting age. The people interviewed belong to a variety of ethnic groups. While they grew up outside of Nairobi, they all currently liv..

This Is What It’s Like To Be Young And About To Vote In Kenya

A demonstrator protests after the contested Kenyan presidential elections in 2007. Tony Karumba / AFP / Getty Images NAIROBI — More than 19.6 million Kenyans will head to the polls on Aug. 8 to vote for their country’s new leader. Next week’s general elections also marks 10 years since a controversial presidential race marred by ethnic group tensions and highly disputed vote-tallying led to more than 1,000 people being killed and more than 500,000 being displaced in post-election violence. The incident resonates deeply for Kenyans who were too young to vote in the infamous 2007 elections, but old enough to have vivid memories of the bloodshed that followed. BuzzFeed News talked to some of those young Kenyans about what they remember of the post-election violence, and how those experiences have shaped their views about politics now that they're of voting age. The people interviewed belong to a variety of ethnic groups. While they grew up outside of Nairobi, they all currently liv..

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