Kenya

08.11.2013 Boniface Ogutu

Is Kenya on the brink of religious war?

Is Kenya on the brink of religious war?

I had joined my fellow members of ‘Sitarusha Mawe Tena Peace Campaign’ and several partners in marking the ‘International Day of Peace’ on the 21st September, 2013 when news of the attack at the Westgate Mall came in. We had decided to mark the day by holding a cleanup exercise … »

31.12.2012 Boniface Ogutu

Kenya: No More Stone Throwing

Kenya: No More Stone Throwing

Youths in Kisumu recently took a vow never to use stone throwing as a way of airing their grievances. The peace initiative dubbed ‘Sitarusha Mawe Tena’ peace campaign which translates to ‘I shall never throw stones again’ was held in the lakeside town of Kisumu about 334km north west of … »

08.11.2012 Human Wrongs Watch

Kenya – No Trees in The Forest

Kenya – No Trees in The Forest

A landmark study of Kenya’s high-elevation forests shows that the economic cost of deforestation in the East African country exceeds national gains from forestry and logging by more than four-to-one, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reported. “Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($68 million) in 2010 … »

02.11.2012 Boniface Ogutu

Deteriorating violence in Kenya as elections approach

Deteriorating violence in Kenya as elections approach

The Kenyan spokesperson of the international organisation, World without Wars and Violence, reports from his home town, Kisumu, on the shores of Lake Victoria where residents were this week shocked by the horrific murder of a candidate for the upcoming General Election… The recent spate of violence witnessed throughout the … »

01.11.2012 Tony Henderson

Kenya – deadly clashes between nomads and settlers

Kenya – deadly clashes between nomads and settlers

Tribesmen continue to attack villages in Kenya’s southeast, torching homes and sparking clashes that have to date killed many people in tit-for-tat ethnic violent fights. These are vendettas between the Pokomo farming community and their Orma pastoralist neighbours, which left 52 dead in this past August, Kenya’s worst tribal killings … »

25.09.2012 Boniface Ogutu

Condemnation of Kenyan military killings in Somalia

Condemnation of Kenyan military killings in Somalia

KENYAN SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON CIVILIANS KILLING 6 AND INJURING 2 A Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldier has been accused of deliberately killing 6 civilians at a village 50km North West of Al-Shabaab’s stronghold port city of Kismayo. The incident happened on Sunday the 23rd of September in … »

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