A report by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) shows that six counties are likely to experience post-election election violence.
The report showing the six counties likely to experience violence was launched on Tuesday.
The six counties to experience violence are Nairobi at 79.8 per cent, Nakuru at 75.8 per cent, Kericho at 74.8 per cent, Kisumu at 72.5 per cent, Uasin Gishu at 72.3 per cent and Mombasa at 71.2 per cent.
“Six counties recorded an inflated vulnerability for electoral violence in the upcoming General Elections. The major impending threat being pre-existing conflicts around issues of inequalities in the distribution of resources, high population density in informal settlements and infiltration of organised criminal gangs and groups,” the report says.
NCIC conducted a hotspot mapping to get an understanding of the peace and security situation in the country to inform programming for the prevention of electoral violence ahead of the 2022 General Elections.
The months leading up to and after elections have been the most violent periods in Kenya’s post-independence history.
More than 1,200 people were killed and an estimated 600,000 displaced during the 2007 elections. The report also put Kenya's national electoral violence index at 53.43 per cent.