Kenyan graffiti artists spray peace slogan in troubled areas

Kenyans walk past graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera area Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted into violence a day earlier, as

Kenyans read the newspaper and talk in front of a pub that has been tagged with graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera aera Sunday Aug. 13, 20

Kenyans walk past graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera slum Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted into violence a day earlier as s

A man repairs a tire in a shop that has been tagged with graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera slum Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood e

Kenyans walk past graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera area Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted into violence a day earlier as s

A man sits in front of a graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera slum Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted into violence a day earl

A woman walks past graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera slum Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted into violence a day earlier as

Kenyans walk past graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera area Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted into violence a day earlier as

A Kenyan shopkeeper opens his store tagged with graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera area Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted i

A Kenyan woman walks through a gate covered with graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi's Kibera slum Sunday Aug. 13, 2017. The neighbourhood erupted

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As political tensions threatened to erupt into more violence in Kenya, following the country's disputed elections, a fresh spate of graffiti urging peace cropped up in Nairobi's Kibera slum.

"Peace Wanted Alive" and the peace sign symbol was sprayed in many prominent locations in Kibera, which has been the site of violent protests against President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory. The graffiti urges residents to refrain from violence.

Many of the peace slogans were sprayed by Solo 7, the name used by Kenyan artist Solomon Muyundo who is a member of Art 4 Peace group. As Solo 7 Muyundo started spraying the peace slogans to encourage Kenyans to avoid the violence in which more than 1,000 people died following the country's 2007 elections.

Solomon Muyundo has placed his peace graffiti on thousands of locations across Nairobi. This week he has been busy putting up graffiti to promote peace.