December 30, 2007
It is around 11 pm in Kenya now and Kibaki was declared the winner of
the presidential election and was immediately sworn in for a second term.
The challenger Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement said it would
name a parallel government.
The international community should not recognize the Kibaki regime.
Within 15 minutes of the announcement, 6 Matatus were burned and shots
could be heard in Mbale, Kenya. In Kakemenga houses are burning and there
are running battles in the street.
Near my home in Kipkaren, a Kikuyu was attacked and fled to the Lwakhaka
Police Station. Kikuyus shops have been burned.
Army entered Kisumu on Saturday night. Ex-pats are looking for ways
to go to Uganda.
We have little information. There are no papers, no calling cards and
the radio is useless. The only thing being broadcast is that everything
is under control and remain calm.
I am still at my
father-in-law’s home in the countryside. We are
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