Report: Kenya Violence Threatens March Vote

Human Rights Watch is urging Kenya to crack down on rights abuses and enact promised political reforms ahead of its national elections in March.

In a report published Friday, the New York-based group warned that heightened tensions across the country could lead to an outbreak of violence and threaten the voting.

The elections are the first under Kenya’s new constitution enacted in 2010. Following the last national vote in 2007, clashes killed about 1,300 and left 650,000 displaced.