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Kenya News and Information 6-7/1/08
Last Updated: Monday, January 7, 2008 18:44

7/1/08

Kenya President Invites Rival to Talks
The Associated Press –
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president on Monday invited his chief rival to his official residence to discuss how to end the country’s election standoff, …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iQUIrJzN6krWc0yJ6DP3ySeXQekQD8U167680

Sharp rise in Kenya poll deaths
BBC News – UK
At least 486 people have died in violent clashes following Kenya’s disputed elections, the police say. Officials had previously reported 350 deaths in…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7174670.stm

Kenya: Elections 2007- a Deeper Reflection
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
Almost all emails I have been receiving from all over the world are asking the one simple question: what is going on in Kenya? From the disappointment of …
allafrica.com/stories/200801071141.html

Kenya: Homeless in the Homelands – the Perils of IDP Evacuation
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
Thousands of people displaced (IDPs) by recent post-election violence in Kenya are being evacuated to areas which, although more conducive to their safety …
allafrica.com/stories/200801071246.html

Interview with John David Kwabili of Kenya Indymedia
By Erin
While the international media focuses on shocking stories of ethnic violence in Kenya following a disputed presidential election, activists with Kenya Indymedia (Kenya.indymedia.org) are working to create a space where their fellow …
www.indypendent.org/2008/01/07/interview
-with-john-david-kwabili-of-kenya-indymedia/

Dowden on Kenya
By Alex Evans
Anyone who expressed shock at the recent violence in such a ‘stable’ country clearly knows nothing about Kenya. The British government was caught completely by surprise, but immediately deployed the language of a former colonial power. …
www.globaldashboard.org/development/dowden-on-kenya/

Kenya: Odinga – Do Not Betray Those Who Have Died for Your Country
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
I have information that the “command post” in the rigging and subsequent swearing in of Mr. Kibaki is allegedly headed by Kenya’s Internal Security Minister …
allafrica.com/stories/200801070911.html

Peace Corps volunteer flees Kenya
MLive.com – MI,USA
FLINT — Here’s what Marsha Finholm knows about her daughter, Faith, 23: She’s safe in Tanzania after being smuggled out of riot-ravaged Kenya last week on …
blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/newsnow/200
8/01/peace_corps_volunteer_safe_aft.html

Kenya’s Opposition Cancels Street Protests to Give Mediation a Chance
Voice of America – USA
As the international community urges the country’s two top political parties to work out their differences, it is also reaching out to Kenya with aid to …
voanews.com/english/2008-01-07-voa16.cfm

AU Chairman Accepts Invitation To Kenya
By Adolphus
President John Agyekum Kufuor, yesterday accepted the invitation of President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, to visit that country as African Union (AU) chair, to see for himself at first hand the situation in the country. …
www.ghana.gov.gh/ghana/president_accepts_invitation_kenya.jsp

Kenya’s rigged election
By MCM(MCM)
Kenya’s Rigged Election Tavia Nyong’o The admittedly dire situation unfolding in Kenya today— where violence has flared up in Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa and elsewhere—is not another Rwanda. The underlying crisis is more like …
markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com/2008/01/kenyas-rigged-election.html

At least 600 dead in Kenya post-election violence: police
By AFP(AFP)
NAIROBI (AFP) – At least 600 people have died in election-related violence across Kenya since disputed December 27 polls, two senior police officials told AFP Monday.
www.afp.com/english/news/stories/080107113907.0f25p466.html

Rebuilding Kenya: mini steps
By bankelele(bankelele)
Loans can be refinanced and the Kenya bankers association (KBA) to agree on modalities. (ii) Rebuilding Fund: Last year we had women’s fund, youth fund and another funds is needed, with the support of the international community. …
bankelele.blogspot.com/2008/01/rebuilding-kenya-mini-steps.html

Kenya opposition cancels protests
BBC Bulgaria – Bulgaria
Mr Odinga said Kenya was living through the gravest crisis it had faced and condemned the violence that had taken place. Both sides have accused the other …
news.bbc.co.uk/go/click/rss/1.0/-/1/hi/world/africa/7174670.stm

Kenya: 250000 Could Be Homeless, Says UN
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
Currently, between 100000 and 180000 people have been displaced, according to Government and Kenya Red Cross statistics. Mr Peter Smerdon, a representative …
allafrica.com/stories/200801070475.html

At least 600 dead in Kenya post-election violence: police
AFP –
NAIROBI (AFP) — At least 600 people have died in election-related violence across Kenya since disputed December 27 polls, two senior police officials told …
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJAFEGEF0_bE7ApDebRzJBLsbusA

Uganda: Kenya Stumbles, And Uganda Loses Its Step
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
WITHIN hours of the violent protests following Kenya’s disputed elections held Thursday last week, Uganda was on the brink of its own crisis. …
allafrica.com/stories/200801070532.html

Death toll from Kenya’s postelection violence reaches 486 …
International Herald Tribune – France
AP NAIROBI, Kenya: Some 486 people have died in the explosion of violence following Kenya’s disputed presidential election, a government official said …
www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/01/07/news/Kenya-Elections.php

Kenya Post Election Crisis Death Toll Rises to 486
By daniel molokele(daniel molokele)
The figures, broadcast on local media in Kenya, are from a government humanitarian committee set up to deal with the crisis since the disputed re-election of President Mwai Kibaki. Kenya’s opposition leader has meanwhile signalled that …
danielmolokele.blogspot.com/2008/01/
kenya-post-election-crisis-death-toll.html

Kenya: from chaos to cliche
By CharlieBeckett
The Kenya story is currently the most important in Africa and with its regional significance for security, possibly in the world. But are we getting it right? A fascinating piece here on foreign coverage by a Kenyan newspaper and in the …
www.charliebeckett.org/?p=361
charliebe

Kenya: Lawyers Tell Kibaki to Delay Naming Cabinet
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
So far, ODM-Kenya is the top corporate candidate that stands to benefit from Kibaki’s new Cabinet, apart from PNU and its affiliates. …
allafrica.com/stories/200801070122.html

Africa: Kufuor to Intervene in Kenya Crisis
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
GHANAIN president John Kufuor will visit Kenya in an attempt to break the country’s political deadlock and end its explosion of ethnic violence, …
allafrica.com/stories/200801070017.html

Kenya trips ban decision due
BBC News – UK
UK travel firms are meeting later to consider whether to continue suspending holidays to Kenya, the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) has said. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7174609.stm

Kenya: Hundreds Evacuated From Eldoret
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
The Kenya Red-Cross Society estimates that about 65000 people from the North-Rift region have been displaced. At the Eldoret International Airport, …
allafrica.com/stories/200801070118.html

Kenya: Kalonzo’s Arbitration Efforts Betray Raw Ambitions
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
Except for his suspect impatience to have the presidential poll impasse ironed out “without any further delay”, ODM-Kenya leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s march to …
allafrica.com/stories/200801070119.html

Kenya: This is why technology matters
By Ndesanjo Macha
Kenya enviromental and political on how technology helped Kenyans in time of need: “Kenyans in the US and Europe are thronging websites that sell Kenyan phone credit to send to family and friends back home. …
www.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/0
1/07/kenya-this-is-why-technology-matters/

Kenya: People affected by violence Indians first, Gujaratis
There is an upsurge of ethnic violence against Indians in Kenya but at such a time instead of mobilising support from all Indians towards the beleaguered Indians in Kenya, the media is emphasising that they are Gujaratis first and …
digg.com/world_news/Kenya_People_a
ffected_by_violence_Indians_first_Gujaratis

Kenya’s Opposition to Hold More Rallies Despite Government Ban
Voice of America – USA
By James Butty In Kenya, opposition leader Raila Odinga has rejected President Mwai Kibaki’s offer to form a unity government, and demanded that the …
www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2008-01-07-voa5.cfm

‘Kenya will never be the same’
Chicago Tribune – United States
By Paul Salopek | Tribune foreign correspondent January 7, 2008 BURNT FOREST DISTRICT, Kenya — The folksy name of these wooded hills in western Kenya holds …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-kenya_salopek
_monjan07,0,2610159.story?coll=chi_tab01_layout

Kenya tea estate looted, workers flee
Reuters South Africa – Johannesburg,South Africa
KERICHO, Kenya (Reuters) – Looters in one of Kenya’s major tea-growing areas in the Rift Valley struck Unilever’s Chebown tea estate in a bout of…
africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnBAN722573.html

Nearly 200 pray for peace in Kenya
Chicago Tribune – United States
He was among nearly 200 people who gathered Sunday afternoon, many from Kenya and other African countries, to pray for an end to the carnage. …
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/
chi-localkenyans_07jan07,0,5859372.story

Post-election Kenya
By Rex Brynen
Over the past few days, tens of thousands of Kikuyus, the tribe of Kenya’s president, have packed into heavily guarded buses to flee the western part of the country because of ethnic violence. On Sunday, endless convoys of buses — some …
council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=4686

Kenya Political Reports: Darkest Week; Economic Forecast; Country …
By Pan-African News Wire(Pan-African News Wire)
ODM Kenya leader Kalonzo Musyoka Sunday told President Kibaki not to hurry in naming his Cabinet and, at the same time, discouraged international mediation as an immediate solution to the crisis in the country. …
panafricannews.blogspot.com/2008/01/
kenya-political-reports-darkest-week.html

Kenya’s stolen election
By worldviews
“Kenya’s stolen election The presidential election in Kenya has triggered major violence. Tribal rivalries have been ignited, taking upwards of 300 lives so far. The incumbent President, Mwai Kibaki, has claimed victory over Raila …
www.nowpublic.com/kenya-s-stolen-election

Kenya’s Kibaki Seeks President Kufuor’s Mediation
Voice of America – USA
By Peter Clottey Ghana’s President John Kufuor is expected to travel to Kenya this week to help resolve the escalating violence that has plunged Kenya into …
www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2008-01-07-voa3.cfm

Long on Top, Kenya’s Kikuyus Are Now Target of Rival Tribes
New York Times – United States
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Over the past few days, tens of thousands of Kikuyus, the tribe of Kenya’s president, have packed into heavily guarded buses to flee …
www.nytimes.com/2008/01/07/wo
rld/africa/07kenya.html?ref=world

Kenya’s Unrest Takes Violent Toll
The Associated Press –
KACHIBORA, Kenya (AP) — Armed with bows and arrows and automatic weapons, hundreds of attackers poured through the camp where the terrified had sought …
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g5a4Tv
hSx-Q8RFkS-lDZcXvATEagD8U0J6P80

US mediates Kenya crisis as Kibaki seeks Africa backing
By AFP(AFP)
NAIROBI (AFP) – The top US Africa envoy on Sunday pushed Kenyan leaders to resolve an electoral row that sparked a wave of deadly violence as President Mwai Kibaki dispatched envoys to seek backing from African states.
www.afp.com/english/news/stories/080106214930.l1nfg5bq.html

Kenya’s salvation: government of national unity
In his first expression of wisdom and maturity, Kenya’s president Kibaki has declared his willingness to form a national-unit government with his chief political rival, Odinga. The idea of absorbing Odinga into a government led by …
africaworksgpz.com/2008/01/07/kenyas
-salvation-government-of-national-unity/

Scale of Kenya’s refugee crisis begins to emerge
Independent – London,England,UK
By Steve Bloomfield in Nairobi The first batch of aid arrived at displacement camps across Kenya yesterday as the scale of the unfolding humanitarian crisis …
news.independent.co.uk/world/africa/article3315044.ece

Kenya’s tea city Kericho hit by tribal violence
Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
Now they were hunting for survivors hiding between the rows of green bushes that stretch for miles around Kericho, Kenya’s tea capital. …
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml
?xml=/news/2008/01/07/wkenya107.xml

Moving forward in Kenya
Boston Globe – United States
THE RECENT presidential election in Kenya has declined into a bloodbath with the deaths of more than 300 people, jeopardizing the nation and the stability …
www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/
oped/articles/2008/01/06/moving_forward_in_kenya

6/1/08

Kenya – trouble in paradise
By Lonely Planet(Lonely Planet)
From a veranda overlooking the serene Indian Ocean, watching children playing football on the beach, it’s hard to believe that in other parts of Kenya people are being killed. In one week the country has changed from a place of hope and …
www.lonelyplanet.com/blogs/travel_blog/
2008/01/kenya-trouble-in-paradise.html

Obama’s Oginga Odinga Humdinger, Sharia, Kenya
Obama’s ties to Kenya run deep. He knows the political landscape. Why would he back such a violent, dangerous man who made a pact with the Muslims to institute sharia? Obama’s bias for his fellow Luo was so blatant that a Kenya …
digg.com/politics/Obama_s_Oginga_
Odinga_Humdinger_Sharia_Kenya

Kenya crisis deepens
Thousands of people waved machetes and shouted tribal epithets Saturday in one of Africa’s largest slums as tensions flared over delays in results from Kenya’s presidential election, witnesses said. Millionaire opposition candidate …
www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=673617

Kenya’s darkest week
Daily Nation – Nairobi,Kenya
Seven people were killed in a shoot-out between police and raiders as Kenya marked the end of the darkest week since the country won independence in 1963. …
www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmg
contententry.asp?category_id=1&newsid=114097

Kenya’s tourism industry braces for mass cancellations, losses
East African – Nairobi,Kenya
Last week’s horrific violence in many parts of Kenya has inflicted serious damage on the tourism industry. Most European Union countries have now introduced …
www.nationmedia.com/eastafrican/
current/News/news0701200810.htm

Humanitarian crisis feared in Kenya
ABC Online – Australia
By Africa correspondent Andrew Geoghegan Aid organisations are trying to avert a humanitarian crisis in Kenya in the wake of post-election violence.…
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/200
8/01/07/2132719.htm?section=world

Kenya’s Unrest Takes Violent Toll
ABC News – USA
It sounds like a scene from war-ravaged Congo or Sudan, but this is Kenya, a country long known for welcoming refugees from troubled neighbors not producing …
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=4094174

News: Crisis in Kenya Impacts Whole East Africa
By Peter Casier(Peter Casier)
Readers of Aid Workers Today saw we have been rather worried about the wider and longer term post-election violence in Kenya. Not that I underestimate the shame of hundreds who died in violent street clashes, including dozens burned …
theroadtothehorizon.blogspot.com/2008/01/
news-crisis-in-kenya-impacts-whole-east.html

Kenya’s Odinga Calls for Mediator to Resolve Crisis (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said it’s providing relief for up to 100000 citizens in Kenya, where it already cares for more than 270000 …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2
0601102&sid=amAQCjDVso_g&refer=uk

African Union will mediate in Kenya within two days: British PM
AFP –
LONDON (AFP) — Ghanaian President John Kufuor will visit Kenya to mediate between the violently opposed political factions within the next two days,…
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hW1nP-kTAdMbU9y3-vEZ_iV40sHw

East Africa: Eight Days of Madness in Kenya Hits Great Lakes
AllAfrica.com – Washington,USA
But Mr John Ssempebwa, who is in charge of trade at the Private Sector Foundation in Uganda, suggested that business in Kenya would suffer from such a …
allafrica.com/stories/200801060027.html

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