Crisis and violence in the democratic alternation in Nairobi
Ever since the last elections in
THROUGH OBSERVERS AND EVEN POLICE OFFICIALS, the Washington based international community Human Rights Watch described the governmental response to the demonstrations as disproportionate, even though Uhuru radio sources pointed out that the Government gave orders to shoot to kill. “These young people, angered by what the international community recognizes as a fraud, are those who are furiously protesting and burning everything in sight as they wait for something more than hope”
The police denied these accusations, saying that they had acted strictly within the laws of this country. The body’s spokesperson, Eric Kiraithe, stated: some of the complaints we are receiving are from property owners who state that the police did not make use of all of their lawful powers to protect their property.
It was discovered that the opposition party was drafting a law with the support of the Kenyan Landless Movement, and according to British sources it concerns an organization financed by Mugabe that groups together more than 2 million landless people, the majority of whom would have voted for Odinga.
The opposition, embodied by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and directed by the current Minister of Roads, Public Works and Housing, Raila Odinga, has asked that new elections be held, but up until now Kibaki has rejected that petition and hinted at the remote possibility that an interim government be installed after the vote recount, without the presence of international organizations on this occasion.
These young people, angered by what the international community recognizes as a fraud, are those who are furiously protesting and burning everything in sight as they wait for something more than hope. This law would open up a debate in Africa about the distribution of lands, which is part of the demand of not only the most impoverished masses in Kenya, but of those in Mozambique, Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, etc.
Outside of all of the discourse, what role should the African Union play? For the moment, it has timidly tried to help, with John Kufuor’s intervention. Aside from being the president of
On the other hand, the president of
The crisis will affect Kenyan emigration to European countries on the
Perhaps we must wait for the arrival of a Frontex force to treat them as terrorists or delinquents, and once again be witnesses to the same scenario that we experience with boats filled with war refugees abandoned by the international community in
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Due to this, we must ask ourselves if the crisis in
We must ask ourselves why, despite the evidence, even the most progressive European press continues to subscribe to and promote the idea that the crisis is the result of tribalism. It reveals Western public opinion’s immaturity, how it is afraid of discovering the truth about the origin of the African crises and, consequently, of immigration.
Kenya has been dismantled in one day, showing the fragility of the so-called stable countries, replete with natural parks, animals shown to us by documentaries after meal time, and many tourist destinations that, for the sake of enjoying the democratic alternation without it posing a threat to the West, do not show us how the people live, and the reality of the African masses.
Almost two months after the EA/EU summit in