THE NATIONAL DISASTER IN SAD PICTURES !

N.B.: Please know before you watch these pictures that they reflect the 100% truth in some of the areas in Kenya, where horrible situations evolved after the havoc created by unwise politicians and their easily influenced entourage over a longer time than just this post-election period, but that the combined picture of all these quiet expressive and explicit photos or videos (rating: over 18 years), does not reflect the general situation in the whole of Kenya. It is luckily still so that around 80 % of the country is not, repeat NOT, seriously affected by the disaster and destruction you see in these pictures. Most areas in Kenya are still intact and extremely beautiful, though the minds and the daily life of all Kenyans are seriously affected by what happened. Thereby these pictures also should serve as a warning not to let any further expansion of the mayhem and destruction happen. Everyone can and must be part of making that difference!

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Facts of the post-election violence

Short chronology of the crisis

Presidential Election Disaster and Civil Strife in Kenya
Documentation of the developments

 

Thousands of people have fled their homes because of the violence and need food aid.

In the Mathare slum of Nairobi more than a thousand desperate people try to get food aid (flour) from the Red Cross. Chaos caused the food distribution to be called off and even the intervention from Kenyan paramilitary police couldn't calm the situation. Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Kenyans scramble for food as the Kenyan Red Cross distribute supplies in the Mathare slum, in Nairobi on Sunday (13.01.2008). Photo: AP
 

A Boy in Nairobi

Nairobi's Kibera slum was a centre of police operations

The boy screams as a police officer approaches his home Thursday (17.01.2008) in the Kibera slum. Photograph by : Getty Images

An Odinga supporter sent the BBC a copy of a ballot paper alleging an extra "0" was added by Kibaki supporters to inflate his vote from 79 to 790 (SOURCE)

A protester expresses his unhappiness with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki at a rally.

A wave of violence in Kenya, sparked by the disputed presidential election results, has continued into a third day.

Protesters who dispute the results of elections last week clashed with the police on Thursday in Kibera, a slum in Nairobi. (Christophe Calais for The New York Times)

A Kenyan man demonstrates in the Kibera slums in Nairobi. At least 1000 people killed in severe post-election violence, amid allegations that the incumbent president manipulated the December elections.

An estimated 550 people have died in the unrest following the re-election of President Mwai Kibaki on Sunday in a poll that opponents say was rigged.

A burning church in Eldoret

In the west of the country, at least 30 people including many children were burned to death when an angry mob set light to a church in Eldoret.

On Tuesday a mob torched a church in Eldoret killing about 30 villagers inside, many of them children. PHOTO: REUTERS

A woman cries in front of the burned remains of the church. PHOTO: REUTERS

Grace Gihutwa survived the massacre at Kiambaa but lost her three-year-old daughter when the church they were in was set on fire. Photo: Thilo Thielke / DER SPIEGEL

Many of those seeking shelter from the violence on the streets were from President Mwai Kibaki's tribe - the Kikuyu.

Kenyans tried to put out fires during another day of intense violence. It has been a week since Kenyans went to the polls, and the dispute over whether President Mwai Kibaki honestly won the most votes continues to destabilize the nation. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein for The New York Times

The Kenyan Red Cross has warned that on top of the wanton killings and violence a humanitarian crisis is looming after tens of thousands of people fled their homes.

Meanwhile, in the capital, Nairobi, intense diplomatic and political negotiations are taking place to try to find a solution to the dispute, as ordinary people try to continue their lives.

After police used not only teargas, but also is held responsible for many death among the killed victims of violence, because the used the lethal force of live bullets from their G3 and AK47 automatic assault rifles, the tensions remain high in the aftermath of post-election violence in Kenya, in which as many as 1000 people have died.

Police officials defended the heavy use of force and said that mobs carrying gasoline had been sighted in Nairobi's business hub on Wednesday. On Thursday (17.01.2008) a man was surrounded by riot police in the city. Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Although there were fewer reports of disturbances on Wednesday, looting by armed mobs and reprisal attacks continue.

A Kenyan woman held a Bible as she prayed for peace in front of riot police during the riots. Photo: Karel Prinsloo/Associated Press

The woman prayed for peace amid the escalated violence.

A riot policeman "helps" a victim of violence. The two sides in the dispute have traded accusations of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

Eighty-year-old Thabita held her cat, the only possession she was able to save from a fire in Mathare, where she lived. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images

In the capital Nairobi, people walk through a burned-out area of the Kibera slum, which was razed to the ground after days of rioting.

Wasteland: residents return to their shops and homes in Nairobi's Kibera slum to find them razed to the ground

Many shops and offices had remained closed in the city centre and Nairobi was a ghost-town during the bad days.

People travel by foot as transport remains limited in Nairobi, after police set up barricades on major routes and halted traffic.

Police also used tear gas and water cannon to try to disperse them long before they reached Uhuru Park.

   

Kenyans protesting against the declaration of President Kibaki as the winner of the December 27 poll are engulfed in teargas on Thursday as police block them from accessing Uhuru Park, the venue of a planned ODM rally in Nairobi.

Kenyan police have used tear gas and water cannon to try to prevent a mass protest against the result of last week's election.

Supporters of Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga tried to converge on the centre of Nairobi for a rally which the authorities have banned.

But Kenyan police fired live rounds over the heads of Odinga supporters trying to leave Kibera slum in order to take part.

Kenyans have been clearing up after post-election violence in which more than 500 people died.

There was widespread destruction as opposition supporters accused President Mwai Kibaki of rigging the election.

As the violence subsides, local people have been trying to salvage what they can from the ruins.

Even churches have not been spared in the clashes.

Some of the worst violence was in western Kenya, where tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes. Homesteads destroyed by fire could be seen outside the town of Burnt Forest, near Eldoret, Kenya. The country's opposition party called for new elections after  weeks of spiraling violence, which has displaced thousands of people. (Riccardo Gangale/associated press)

Soldiers help clear Nakuru-Eldoret highway that had been blocked to give room for a convoy of cars carrying displaced persons from Eldoret, on Saturday.  Picture: Peter Ochieng

At least half a million people have been displaced by the violence throughout the country.

With many shops still closed, people are buying food by the roadside.

Nellie Chepchumba, 13, left, looks at the remains of her school, which was burned down in post-election violence near Burnt Forest in Kenya on Jan. 15. The children of the village now have no school to attend. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP

Total police, paramilitary and military mobilization squashed the mass opposition rallies so far.

 

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