Kikuyu

By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Apr 6th, 2013
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Raila Odinga, Obama’s cousin, lost two presidential elections. And like his cousin, he was a sore loser. The 2007 loss led to claims of voter fraud and mass rioting. The riots carried with them overtones of ethnic cleansing. A man beats at a smouldering ambulance’s number-plate with his machete. “See...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 7th, 2013
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By Robert Amsterdam If we were to read only a handful of Western media publications about this week’s elections in Kenya, you’d think the entire country consisted of hacked limbs, machete-wielding mobs, and nightmarish savagery. Instead, what has happened so far (barring in mind we are out of the woo...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 3rd, 2013
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Kenya’s poorest bore the brunt of the terrible violence which convulsed the nation after the last presidential election. Now they are bracing themselves for the worst but hoping there will be no repeat. It was early evening in late 2007 when Carolyn Njoroge’s neighbours attacked her shack...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 3rd, 2013
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Westerners who identify themselves as “leftwing” or “anti-imperialist” are clear: white journalists should not define Africans by tribe, because this shows colonial thinking. The problem is that many Africans I meet define themselves by tribe, and nowhere more so than Kenya. The problem is acute when...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 3rd, 2013
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By Daniel Branch Many Kenyans will go to the polls on 4 March with a sense of trepidation. Three of the four elections since 1992 have been accompanied by significant violence; 2002 being the exception. On each occasion politicians used local grievances over land and inequality to label supporters of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 3rd, 2013
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METAL shutters have come down, stocks of food have been run down and tatty bags with clothing for several weeks lie by the side of a road leading out of Nairobi, Kenya’s ethnically mixed capital, to farmland north-west. “We don’t want to be here for the election,” says a 15-year-old boy helping his p...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 27th, 2013
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(AP) Dozens of shack homes have been burned to the ground in recent weeks in Mathare, Nairobi’s most dangerous slum. Families are moving into zones controlled by their own clans, fearful of attacks between the tribes of Kenya’s top two presidential candidates. Kenya on Monday holds its fi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 27th, 2013
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NAIROBI, Kenya — On Monday Kenya holds a presidential election for the first time since more than 1,000 people were killed and 600,000 displaced because of ethnic tensions and violence after the nation’s 2007 presidential election. The government has been running peace campaigns, but fears are ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 16th, 2013
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Analysis of implications for the general elections Ngala Chome and Muthoni Kiguru The experience of party primaries in the Rift Valley region of Kenya, the epicenter of the 2007/08 orgy of election violence, reflects a pure experiment at ethnic brokerage and craftsmanship, underpinned by the resolve ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 4th, 2013
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By Jacob Rasmussen Mungiki was one of the key protagonists in the post-election violence (PEV) of 2008 and has for years been perceived and presented as one of the principal internal security threats to Kenya. Taking into consideration the violent engagements in the last elections and their past crim...