Ever since the news broke for us late on the evening of December 28 with the e-mail headline, "RIOTS" from our new Kenyan correspondent, we have been closely, and painfully, following Kenya's plunge into post-election violence.
The news has been almost unimaginable. Although it has become routine for us to hear of rampant attacks and political chaos in the DRC, Sudan and elsewhere; somehow, we didn't see it coming from Kenya, one of the most stable countries in East Africa. We went from eagerly following a largely peaceful electoral process—with more women running for parliament than ever before—to watching a nation crumble before our eyes. Read More »