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Resolution to Support Free and Fair Elections in Kenya

WHEREAS, Kenya has a significant influence in the political and economic affairs of Eastern and Central Africa; and

WHEREAS, in the 1992 and 1997 elections, the Kenyan government used its civil servants to rig the elections, intimidate the voters and stop opposition's party candidates from campaigning freely in the country; and 

WHEREAS, the Kenyan government continues to intimidate businesses, especially printers and newspapers who support opposition parties; and

WHEREAS, the intimidation and suppression of its citizens and opposition political candidates will increase as we approach the election season.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People calls upon the Kenyan Government to conduct free and fair elections in 2002.