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Clinton urges Kenya to hold free, fair elections

Saturday, August 04, 2012 - 01:23

Aug. 4 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Kenya on Saturday to hold free and fair elections and be a role model for Africa. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes the rounds in Kenya. On Saturday she holds comprehensive talks with President Mwai Kibaki. She later meets with Justice officials. Clinton arrived in Kenya Saturday, the fourth country on her African itinerary. She also met with the Prime Minister who is part of a coalition government formed in 2008 after more than 1,000 Kenyans were killed in disputed elections in December 2007. At a press conference she spoke about upcoming elections in 2013. (SOUNDBITE) (English)U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "I have absolute confidence that Kenya has a chance to be a model for other nations, not just here in Africa but around the world. On the other hand, the unrest that can result from a disputed election has a terrible cost both in lives lost an economic impact." After Kenya, Clinton heads to Malawi and South Africa. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Clinton urges Kenya to hold free, fair elections

Saturday, August 04, 2012 - 01:23