Vote counting began in Kenya on Monday after largely peaceful elections. Millions of voters stood in line to choose their next president in a tightly contested general election.
Kenya’s last elections in 2007 were the catalyst for a terrifying wave of violence that swept the nation. More than 1,500 people were killed, most by armed gangs of youth stirred up by local politicians.
Mercy Corps has been working with the government and thousands of youth groups for the past two years to build a grassroots movement to choose peace, empowering them to transform their lives and their country.