On 4 March, the people of Kenya will be voting on who will lead the country for the next few years. They will be voting to elect a president, members of parliament and senators, county governors and members of the newly formed county assembly.
In the past, violence has erupted before and after elections. For example in the 2007/8 elections more than 1,200 people were killed when a ballot was disputed.
In the run up to the current election some violence and intimidation has been reported, including the burning of houses. However, compared to previous years, the process has been relatively calm.
Churches and Christian leaders have been trying to promote peace and tolerance. For example Tearfund’s Inspired Individual Domnic Misolo has been encouraging different church leaders to unite and discuss how peace can be practically promoted, and you can read more about this here.
BBC news have written a Q&A and other news stories on the elections which you can read here.