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Kenyan city fears violence re-run ahead of tight vote

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  • Kisumu businesses looted, burnt in riots after 2007 vote

  • Some firms draw down stock, shut before Monday's ballot

  • Bloodletting five years ago brought economy to standstill

By Duncan Miriri

KISUMU, Kenya, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Some businesses in Kisumu, Kenya's third-largest city, have reduced stock or closed ahead of Monday's presidential elections for fear of a repeat of the tribal violence that killed more than 1,200 people at the last such vote five years ago.

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