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!

PART 2

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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

 

Today (17.01.2008), Okoiti Omtatah chained himself to the Kenya national police headquarters at Vigilance House in Nairobi to protest police firing live bullets on protesters.

    

Playwright Omtatah Okiya Okoiti gestures after he chained himself to the gates of the Kenyan police headquarters in Nairobi January 17, 2008. Okoiti was protesting a police crackdown on demonstrations against President Mwai Kibaki's disputed re-election at the December 27 polls, and was later arrested. (Stringer/Reuters)

Police officers haul away a lone protester, civil society activist Mr Okiya Omtatah, on Thursday, 17th January 2008. Leaders condemned police brutality in quelling the protests.

Kenyan playwright Omtatah Okiya Okoiti, is arrested by police, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, Nairobi, Kenya, after he chained himself to the gate of the police headquarters, to protest allegations that police have shot protesters in demonstrations over the country's disputed presidential election results. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) (Sayyid Azim - AP)

 

Mvita MP Mr Najib Balala flees from police who broke up a crowd that was being addressed by Pentagon members outside The Stanley Hotel in Nairobi on Wednesday (16.01.2008). ODM leader Raila Odinga said the protest rallies would go on Thursday and Friday, even as Police Spokesman Eric Kiraithe maintained they remained banned.

One of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders, Najib Balala (3rd R), gestures near the body of a dead opposition protester in the port city of Mombasa January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga (KENYA)

A youth jumps on the wreckage of a car as a mob barricades a road with burning tyres in Kibera, Nairobi, yesterday (16.01.2008) as three days of mass action called by ODM got under way.      Photo: Simon Maina/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images

A Kenyan army soldier keeps villagers away, near where opposition supporters had blocked the main road by attacking and disabling a number of trucks and buses, in the village of Bayete, near Eldoret, Kenya, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. Opposition supporters in the areas around Eldoret blocked the main road south with rocks and abandoned trucks, as yet more Kikuyus fled the area driving south in convoys escorted by armed police. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenyan army soldiers and an army helicopter attend the scene where opposition supporters had blocked the main road by attacking and disabling a number of trucks and buses, in the village of Bayete, near Eldoret, Kenya, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. Opposition supporters in the areas around Eldoret blocked the main road south with rocks and abandoned trucks, as yet more Kikuyus fled the area driving south in convoys escorted by armed police. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Bullets after ballots … supporters of Raila Odinga protest in Kisumu. The city, the third-biggest in Kenya, is the western stronghold of the opposition. Photo: AFP

Riot police beat an opposition supporter, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 during riots in the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya. - The police officer grapples with the opposition supporter, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 during riots in the Mathare slum in Nairobi. Machete-wielding young slum dwellers in Nairobi hurled stones at police who fired tear gas and gunshots on a second day of opposition protests Thursday. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

A woman who was washing her laundry when police fired tear gas, begs a policeman not to beat her, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, during clashes in the Mathare slum neighborhood in Nairobi. Across most of the edgy East African nation, though, demonstrations appeared to be losing steam. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

A man who was attacked with machetes recovers at the hospital in the town of Burnt Forest, some 35 kilometers from Eldoret (Friday, Jan. 4, 2008) PHOTO: Riccardo Gangale of the Associated Press

Opposition protesters hold a peace flag as they taunt riot police behind a roadblock in Nairobi's Mathare slum, January 17, 2008. Kenyan police clashed with opposition protesters on Thursday in a second day of demonstrations against President Mwai Kibaki's disputed re-election in which police have already killed three. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna (KENYA)

People cry over the bodies of two teenagers killed during opposition protests in Nairobi's Kibera slum, January 18, 2008. At least eight people were killed on Friday in violence during opposition protests in Kenya over a disputed presidential election, witnesses and a senior official said. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA)

(18.01.2008) Four were shot within the Kibera slums in the city as police conducted a house-to-house search to arrest those who destroyed a section of the Nairobi-Kisumu railway which passes through the area.

A Kenyan policeman looks at a protest sign that reads "Stop killing fellow Kenyans" as they make their way into the Kibera slum. Kenyan police fired live rounds and tear gas in a second straight day of deadly clashes with demonstrators opposed to the reelection of President Mwai Kibaki.(PHOTO: AFP)

A policeman walked past a slogan painted on a street as Kenyan forces stormed through Nairobi's Kibera neighborhood. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein for The New York Times

A woman walks past graffiti after post-election violence in Nairobi's Kibera slum, January 19, 2008. Kenyan riot police patrolled the capital on Saturday and rival tribes faced off in a southwest town, after 23 people were killed in three days of protests called by the opposition over a disputed election. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (KENYA)

Ugandan Militia in Nyanza Province "officially denied" - Udanda People’s Defence Force (02.01.2008) SOURCE

LOOK OUT: Kenyan police search the Kibera slums of Nairobi on Thursday (17.01.2008) for supporters of Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga, during the second day of attempts by police and military to disperse renewed protests by Odinga's supporters.

(21.01.2008) Pall-bearers carry caskets bearing bodies at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu, during a funeral service for victims of police brutality. Picture by James Keyi

(21.01.2008) Kisumu

(21.01.2008) A crowd at the funeral service for the people killed in post-election violence, on Monday. Mr Raila Odinga and other ODM leaders attended the prayers at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.



Kenya faces a looming food crisis as many farms in the Rift Valley, considered Kenya's bread basket, have been torched. Photo/JARED NYATAYA

Kofi Annan - January 22, 2008

Kelly Mwakio Njunge, eight, of Mwakigweno Primary School in Ukunda’s South Coast awaits treatment at Msambweni Hospital in Kwale, on Saturday, after he was slashed in the head along with his father David Njunge. The two were attacked by a group of youth on Friday night.(18.01.2008)



Raila Odinga (L), Najib Balala (M) poses for a photograph with Kofi Annan (23.01.2008)

People carry the coffins of 28 people killed during post-election violence at a memorial service in Nairobi January 23, 2008. Police fired teargas to disperse anti-government youths throwing rocks and taunting them at a memorial service on Wednesday organised by the opposition for people killed in an election protest crackdown. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

A mass funeral on Wednesday (23.01.2008) for victims of clashes in Nairobi was marred by disturbances. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Relatives cry as the coffins of 28 people killed during post-election violence arrive for a memorial in Nairobi January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

A relative cries during the memorial service of 28 people killed during post-election violence in Nairobi January 23, 2008. Police fired teargas to disperse anti-government youths throwing rocks and taunting them at a memorial service on Wednesday organised by the opposition for people killed in an election protest crackdown. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

AfricaNews photographer Lameck Nyagudi attended the funerals which police interrupted by firing teargas into the mourning crowd:

funeral (23.01.2008)

after attack during funeral (23.01.2008)

 

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