Disturbing news from the Buru Buru area (thanks WathiiFM)
- Paramilitary men are camping right outside gates
- There is the modern equivalent of the Passover in operation. If your security lights are not on mobs will enter your house. Woe unto you if you and yours are there
- Mobs have been forcefully circumcising people. Latest counts indicate about 20 people have suffered that fate. (NB circumcision is generally not practiced by the Luo community)
- 5 people have bled to death after forceful circumcision
More news from the rest of Kenya
- More about the burnt church in Eldoret. There are conflicting stories as to the number of people that were inside. Numbers are ranging from 50 to 250
- Despite the government banning the rally on Thursday, the ODM insists it will go forward. I plan to be nowhere near Uhuru park. Mobs repulsed from rallies are generally not forgiving.
- There is looming fuel shortage in most petrol stations in Nairobi
- The unrest in Kenya is affecting Uganda as well. (Uganda, being landlocked, gets a lot of its supplies from Kenya). Fuel stations in Uganda are running out of fuel.
- Goods are being held at the port at the request of buyers for fear that they will be looted/destroyed en route.
- Kibaki still refuses to directly address the issue of insecurity. Sometimes silence speaks volumes
- Samuel Kivuitu, ECK chairman has made some interesting comments on TV
- He was under intense pressure to make the announcement
- He contemplated resignation but felt that he would be perceived as a coward
- He claimed that the ECK had no legal standing to act on the objections of the political parties (Which I don’t buy, especially the discrepancy between results announced at constituency level and those at the KICC)
- He made an even more fascinating statement about presidency being very challenging, and then proceeding to say that the problem was some of the people around the presidency. He culminated by saying that some of the people around the presidency should never have been born
- US Ambassador denies that the US had ever congratulated Kibaki for his victory. He clarified that what the US had congratulated were the Kenyan people.
- So far the US, the EU and Australia have voiced concerns about the presidential poll results.
Neighbours gather to discuss the events