Monday, January 28, 2008

We can't go on...we'll go on...

How many more must die? How many more must lose their homes, their farms, their livelihoods? The weekend was a bloodbath in Nakuru and Naivasha. I spoke to a close friend in Nakuru who is huddled in a house with other Kikuyus as they listen to the screams of people who were once friends calling for their blood. Already two of her aunts were killed in the earlier violence in Burnt Forest.
A Reuters article has "Kenya's Rift Valley burns and death toll soars" and Kisumu was ablaze again this morning. I spoke to my folks briefly and my old friend Dan Prior who is in Kisumu filming events and following up on the tragic story of Heshima. Kenya inci yetu...

And as the people fight a batlle against themselves instead of against the injustices brought on by yeras of exploitation by the very leaders we vote for, the Ladies in Action continue to feed. On friday they visited Saraphine's place again where they distributed basic food necessities. They simply can't be everywhere at once but it looks like if things continue, activities will have to be upscaled. We can't believe this could happen to us and we certainly could not believe that it would go on for this long. We can't go on like this...we will go on like this...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Dipesh. I have forwarded this to our humane education staff.
One feels so powerless at these times, but as you say, we must donate, contact our representatives, not let Kenya sink into the pit of violence that has swallowed so many other beautiful nations.
Peace to you and yours.
Please stay safe.

Your friend,
Mary Pat

Lisa Hickey said...

Hi Dipesh, I received an email saying:

Please JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY 30th JANUARY to lay flowers of remembrance in NAIROBI, KISUMU, NATIONWIDE & AROUND THE WORLD!

I sent the entire email to Paula and asked her to share it with you.

Lisa, California

Martijn Vandenberghe said...

Supporting your actions in Dutch

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