Heart Breaking News.
There is violence in form of killings and not robbing of anything in Migori. Reports have been made with a lot of concern and pity. Houses are broken into at around 7:00 PM and everybody found in that household are slashed with sharp machetes. Women and children are not spared. They are daring.
It has not been made clear what the men are after or why they are doing such bad things to the innocent! According to those who have been attacked and have been lucky to survive: the men get cladded in police uniform and so when they come it is not easy to identify them otherwise. This makes the people reluctant because Police are supposed to protect and not to harm. That is the advantage that they take to get to peoples houses.
Prior to attacks, letters are dispersed in certain areas alerting the members that they are on their way coming. Sure,it is not a joke: they say it and do it. They walk in gangs and are very confident in executing them.
There has been much tension in the past one week. Residents here live in fear. Who could these people be? What could they be after? Who will protect the people?
On Thursday 26th November, 2 suspects were killed by mob justice. Machetes and guns were recovered from them. This brings a lot of questions then: Who will give Kenyans security? Is mob justice the way to go when suspects are caught? Why do Kenyans resort to mob justice? What are these people up to and why does it take so long to find out this?
I was able to visit two women and two men who were slashed at the hospital. I was not able to give them a one on one talk since they were overwhelmed and i would not add any weight to this. We therefore have an appointment to get first hand information from them.
Right now we are living in fear. Home is not a home any more. We have had enough bloodshed. We are tired of shedding any more. We need a stop to this. I would like to hear from Kenyans in this group if there is any part of the country suffering the same, and from the whole group if anybody has ideas on the way forward.