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Chaotic Kenya primaries are an indication of what to expect in March elections, expert says

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    Security forces move in after demonstrators set up burning tyre roadblocks to protest the results of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) primary elections, in the town of Ahero near Kisumu in western Kenya Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Political parties in Kenya this week held their internal elections to decide candidates who will vie for gubernatorial, senate, county, and women representatives seats in the upcoming March 4 elections, a process which was fraught with irregularities, disorganization and disgruntled losers, increasing the chances of conflict during the upcoming vote, analysts said on Friday. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    Demonstrators set up burning tyre roadblocks to protest the results of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) primary elections, in the town of Ahero near Kisumu in western Kenya Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Political parties in Kenya this week held their internal elections to decide candidates who will vie for gubernatorial, senate, county, and women representatives seats in the upcoming March 4 elections, a process which was fraught with irregularities, disorganization and disgruntled losers, increasing the chances of conflict during the upcoming vote, analysts said on Friday. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    Demonstrators set up burning tyre roadblocks to protest the results of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) primary elections, in the town of Ahero near Kisumu in western Kenya Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Political parties in Kenya this week held their internal elections to decide candidates who will vie for gubernatorial, senate, county, and women representatives seats in the upcoming March 4 elections, a process which was fraught with irregularities, disorganization and disgruntled losers, increasing the chances of conflict during the upcoming vote, analysts said on Friday. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

Political parties are unveiling the names of those who won stormy primaries which observers say were flawed.

Many candidates claimed over the weekend that the process was unfair and that party bosses favored certain contestants over others, leading to pockets of violent protests in Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu.

Local media reported that an election official from the one of the political parties in Western Kenya died Sunday after succumbing to stab wounds from violence.

Political scientist Mutahi Ngunyi said Monday that the chaos in the primaries is not a good sign and indicates how the March 4 elections may play out.

More than 1,000 people died and 600,000 others were driven from their homes in violence sparked off by a disputed December 2007 presidential poll.