Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tribal hatred fuels more Kenya violence

I keep wondering when will it end. But we can't live in despair must have hope backed by action. Anyway, my CNN daily reading brought me this news. Click to read complete article.

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Tribal fighting once again engulfed Kenya's western Rift Valley Sunday as members of President Mwai Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe attacked other ethnic groups.

The violence was centered around the Rift Valley towns of Naivasha and Nakuru.

According to an opposition party member, tribal fighting has killed at least 47 people since Thursday in Nakuru, one of the places just visited by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.


On Sunday the violence spread to the town of Naivasha, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Nakuru, with gangs of Kikuyu erecting makeshift roadblocks and reports of people being burned alive in their homes.

A Red Cross official said anywhere between 20 and 30 are believed to have been killed in the Rift Valley town, although the official stressed that the figure had not yet been verified by police.

The official said the agency had received reports of a non-Kikuyu family burned to death in their house.