Could Kenya become Rwanda?
Mwai Kibaki, an ethnic Kikuyu, was declared the winner of Kenya’s disputed presidential poll in December to the anger of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is from the Luo community.
The fallout has fuelled ethnic tensions in the country which has more than 40 ethnic groups – and up to 900 people have died in the post-election violence.
Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society, spoke to the BBC about the parallels that some are drawing with what happened in Rwanda where such divisions ended in the 1994 genocide and the killing of some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
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