Filed under: QUENIA
More than half of the country is literally burning and the western half of the country has been cut off from Nairobi. The militias have blocked the roads and the only way into villages between the west and Nairobi is by air. Things are very depressing here, clearly tense. Everywhere you go, everyone you speak with in Nairobi is in disbelief that this is happening in Kenya. I heard the stories on television but here the “stories” are more unbelievable. People are being hacked by machetes and beaten up badly in streets, and gender based violence/rape is a common weapon.
“The elections were clearly only a catalyst to deeper issues within Kenya society; the underlying issues, such focusing on property distribution, were already there. Kenyans, as they so proudly called themselves one month ago, are now Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kalenjin, to name only a few of the Kenyan tribes People are fleeing from their homes to the relative safety of camps – however if those camps are still “too close” and you are the wrong tribe then you are being re-displaced to “friendly” areas of Kenya.” in “Hello from Nairobi“, email from a good friend on TDY
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