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Fresh Riots In Kenya.

Darkness is looming in Kenya again as fresh riots are being experienced in parts of the country.In Kibera,a slum area of Nairobi,there was a picture that pierced our otherwise "healing" wounds.Fire was burning!and teargas and gunshots reigned the air.The railway line,again this time,was damaged.

Kisumu town in South Nyanza was not business as usual,for there were riots.Business came to a standstill as the people feared loss and injury as has been previously experienced.

The US Secretary of State,Condoleezza Rice,called both the PNU and ODM leaders but Kenyans do not yet have details of the conversation that transpired.

People living with HIV/AIDS could be insecure.Only recently the Government "assured" this community that Antiretroviral drugs would be available,opposing the allegation that there was likelihood of a shortage in the next five months.We need assurance of the availability of drugs,especially when fresh riots errupt.

The parties should come to a consensus and this unrest must stop! We need our sunshine,for we cannot continue to live in the darkness.

Leah Auma Okeyo



Jensine's picture

Kenya through your eyes

Dear one,
You never fail to provide the best and most timely coverage of the situation in Kenya anywhere. Thank you for showing us Kenya through your eyes. Our hearts are praying for the people to be free of this violence and move forward to build a great Kenya.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you give to your country and to us on the PulseWire community.

Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

ila's picture

"April is the cruellest month..."*

I thought of you today, Leah, as I saw you were online. I can look out my window here in Portland, Oregon USA and see the dark Spring clouds gathering, and I can feel the conflict and fear that is in your home in Kenya.

Here in Portland the sun comes for a minute, then hides away in hail and rain. But eventually the sun will get closer and things will warm and grow. I hope that for you and for Kenya it is the same, that right now is the two steps forward, one step back, but eventually there is progress.

Thank you for being there for us all!
Asante sana!

*from TS Eliot's "The Wasteland"
APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

Jennifer Ruwart's picture

What happened?


My heart aches for the recent outburst of riots in Kenya. I haven't seen much in the news about the stalemate or riots. What are you seeing or hearing is the cause of the stalement/riots?

Jennifer Ruwart, Chief Operating Officer, World Pulse
(Although I am part of the World Pulse team, the opinions I express on PulseWire are my own.)

Auma's picture

Thank you all!

I'm always strong,knowing you are watching over protectively from that end.

The stalemate was caused by the two parties not agreeing.The initial agreement was sharing on a 50.50 basis.The Orange Democratic Party feels that they are being given ministries that do not enable them to serve the nation equally with the other party.They rejected the posts and this has now caused the tension.

The international community is now streaming in once again.

As you all pray and wish for a peaceful Kenya,we too do the same.We are hopeful that greed will not override solutions and peace!

Leah Okeyo.

ila's picture

please tell me about your name.

Auma, would you please look at my journal questions and tell me about your name? I imagine you have a wonderful story to tell...Please add comments to my journal! Thank you.

Please remember that faith and hope is the key for people like you in need. Lord help if we people try what we have for our nations. hope to share with you more information as l am looking forward to to build for you a small website.for ur great Aims.

Yours In Christ Johnson Ssempijja

Hello Leah,

I know you are in Nairobi now, and that there are fresh arrests and police violence directed at our women colleagues Ann Njogu and others who are pushing for democracy in Kenya. I hope you are staying safe and will post updates as you can.

I'll post some of my own and have a petition in development on women and Kenya.

Keep the faith,


Anne-christine d'Adesky
Director of Global Advocacy
3345 22nd street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

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