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(CNN)   It seems that voting for a Kenyan President always causes massive strife   (cnn.com) divider line 29
    More: Scary, Kenyans, kenyan president, Mombasa, NTV, ethnic violence, police stations, International Criminal Court, Prime Minister Raila Odinga  
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2013-03-04 06:21:44 AM  
WHARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
 
2013-03-04 07:29:33 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-04 07:30:25 AM  
In the afterlife
You could be headed for the serious strife....


/got nothing except that earworm
 
2013-03-04 07:32:01 AM  
They're just mad because they can't vote for a Kenyan president. They just found out the election was over months ago, and they're not even eligible to vote for Obama anyway.
 
2013-03-04 07:38:04 AM  
Gonads & strife?

/Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
2013-03-04 07:38:28 AM  
squirrelworld.lincatz.com
 
2013-03-04 07:41:06 AM  
THOSE TEA PARTIERS WARNED YOU THEY CAME UNARMED THAT TIME!

YOU DIDN'T LISTEN!

WE DIDN'T LISTEN!!!!

0.tqn.com
 
2013-03-04 07:46:11 AM  
they took our jerbs!!
 
2013-03-04 07:52:03 AM  
I read the first word of that article as 'thongs.'

/Should've stayed in bed.
 
2013-03-04 07:52:55 AM  
"What is incumbent upon you now is to ... boycott the Kenyan elections and wage jihad against the Kenyan military for they cannot afford to continue fighting an invasion abroad as well as an internal conflict at home,"
 al Shabaab said in a statement cited by the U.S.-based SITE service on Monday.

Another Jihad in Africa. What else is new?
 
2013-03-04 07:54:53 AM  
What they need is free access to guns so they can over throw thier government.
 
2013-03-04 07:57:28 AM  
nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-04 07:57:41 AM  
Forget Norway...
 
2013-03-04 07:59:05 AM  
Someone should make a sketch where the Kenyans elect an American white guy who then vehemently denies he is American. Make him a crazy caricature who refuses to release any credentials to refute claims that he is in fact American and ridicules anyone who mentions it.

/Comedy gold!
//Free on fark
 
2013-03-04 08:05:42 AM  

tom baker's scarf: What they need is free access to guns so they can over throw thier government.




What they need to do is something about the taxi haterz...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-04 08:08:53 AM  
I bet subby's had that headline waiting for this for a while now.
 
2013-03-04 08:22:19 AM  

tom baker's scarf: What they need is free access to guns so they can over throw thier government.
static.guim.co.uk

Everyone seems to have one.
 
2013-03-04 08:32:20 AM  

smitty04: tom baker's scarf: What they need is free access to guns so they can over throw thier government.

Everyone seems to have one.


That's the joke.jpg
 
2013-03-04 08:33:36 AM  
They have elections in Kenya?  I thought they were a Muslim dictatorship like Iran.
 
2013-03-04 08:52:36 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They have elections in Kenya?  I thought they were a Muslim dictatorship like Iran.


Perhaps they now have a seekrit Christian Amerikan, hellbent on turning Kenya into a capitalistic democratic republic!
 
2013-03-04 09:22:13 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: They have elections in Kenya?  I thought they were a Muslim dictatorship like Iran.


Since 83% of Kenyans are Christian, that would be hard to pull off.  Not impossible, granted.  But difficult.
 
2013-03-04 09:53:47 AM  
Uh, voting for a Kenyan is...bad? Uh...voting for a Kenyan can only lead to massive strifes.
 
2013-03-04 10:01:23 AM  
One time out of two is NOT always.
 
2013-03-04 10:28:27 AM  
It sure ruined this country
 
2013-03-04 12:01:43 PM  
CNN's coverage of this election has, honestly, been downright shoddy. Whilst there does appear to have been a few outbreaks of violence at polls in Kilifi and Mombasa, these read as isolated incidents, rather than some sort of organised or systemic breakdown. Looking at CNN's count, I see 15 dead in attacks, ten in Mombasa, and five in Kilifi. The ten in Mombasa are definitely part of a fringe separatist attack, and do not reflect a broader trend.

There are also a further 20 dead in a 'stampede' at a polling station; admittedly, a tragedy, but I'm not willing to put that down as organised or systemic violence indicative of an issue with the Kenyan election process - a horrific accident, yes, but without any indications of planned, or even spontaneous, violence.

The only larger issue, outside of the incident in Mombasa, is an explosion of a pair of bombs in Mandera, which, as the article notes, is near the Somali border;   Given the current situation vis. terrorist cells along that border, I'd lean toward calling that 'terrorist activity' rather than 'election violence'.

The vast, vast majority of Kenyans have always been law abiding citizens, and always keen to get out and vote. Misrepresenting the nation as a hotbed of political and sectarian violence may drive pageviews, but is intellectually dishonest. Glad to hear from ex-colleagues that the elections are going well, and CNN should re-examine its coverage.
 
2013-03-04 12:44:19 PM  
What's he going to do?  Take away all their guns?
 
2013-03-04 01:29:44 PM  
If that Kenyan is anything like ours, that country is farked.
 
2013-03-04 02:53:04 PM  
I personally like the current POTUS, but that headline was excellent.  Nicely done, subby.
 
2013-03-04 04:30:12 PM  
It seems that voting for a Kenyan President always causes massive strife.

I would like to point out that shocking violence last time there was an election in Kenya was unusual and things are tense now because it is the first election since then.
 
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