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Majority of Kenyans Support Proposed Constitution

A new poll in Kenya indicates more than 60 percent of Kenyans will vote in favor of a new constitution next month.

The poll shows 62 percent of voters want a new constitution, with 20 percent opposed. Of those in favor of the new constitution, most said it needs some amendments.

The random survey of 3,000 Kenyans (by Strategic Research) also found 18 percent of voters are still undecided.

The proposed constitution grew out of the 2008 power-sharing deal between President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga after a disputed election triggered riots and ethnic violence across Kenya. Some 1,300 people were killed before the violence was brought under control.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.