A human tragedy continues unfolding in Kenya that was brought on by President Kibaki’s blaltant stealing of the last election. According to Kenya’s Standard newspaper, “most parts of the country were on the verge of paralysis last night as another 32 people were killed in a new wave of bloodletting.” There are signs the entire nation is grinding to a halt as violence between tribal groups acclerates rather than declines. Fighting between tribal members has opened the door for thugs and criminals to use this cover in order to kill, rape, and steal. Two German tourists were killed and robbed by criminals. Kenya’s Finance Minister, Amos Kimunya, has up to this point expressed some guarded optimism, but even he now admits the economy is headed for a major collapse unless the death and destruction can be halted. He noted damage done to tourism, a major source of revenue, will take months, if not years to reapair.
Trains, trucks and movement of goods has been slowed. Even neighboring nations are impacted since Kenya is the source of about 40% of the Sudan’s supplies. City after city is witnessing people begin by protesting and wind up with looting and killing. The police and army appear unable to halt the devastation of this unleashed fury which up to this point in Kenya’s history has never emerged. As chaos reigns in his nation, the only major concern of President Kibai is holding on to his position.