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 4

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RELATED LINKS:

Facts of the post-election violence

Short chronology of the crisis

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

 

Residents watch their home go up in flames

Kenyan slum-dwellers driven by unknown "security men" in civilian cloth during a crackdown on the Mungiki in Nairobi's Mathare slum. (Photo: Antony Njuguna, Reuters)



"This is Kenya today!" demonstrates man with Kenya flag standing in the totally destroyed shags of Soweto area of Kibera slums (31.01.2008) PHOTO: Anne Holmes



A house burns in the Nakuru slum of Idima (29.01.2008) PHOTO: Anne Holmes



Residents of Nakuru’s slum Idima gather around the body of a young Luo man shot dead by police. (29.01.2008) PHOTO: Anne Holmes



The Luo refugee camp in the stadium of nakuru teems with activity in the morning. (29.01.2008) PHOTO: Anne Holmes



A victim of post-election violence (24.01.2008) PHOTO: Anne Holmes



Police threw a man in a ditch full of sewage in Kibera (18.01.2008) PHOTO: Anne Holmes



The majority of the families who used to live near Fadhili Academy now live 40km (25 miles) away at a camp for displaced people that was set up by the Kenyan Red Cross and the United Nations. (PHOTO: BBC)



A member of the Kisii tribe holds a bow and arrows during a battle with the Kalenjin tribe in the town of Chepilat, west of Nairobi, February 3, 2008. Gangs of youths from rival ethnic groups armed with clubs, bows and machetes clashed in Kenya's Rift Valley on Sunday, shouting war cries, firing salvos of arrows and pelting each other with rocks. REUTERS/Peter Andrews (KENYA)



Corpses are stashed away in extra rooms because the mortuaries overflow.



On Patrol: A Kalenjin group armed with bows and arrows takes to the streets after a surge of violence in nearby Eldoret (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP-Getty Images)



Nakuru, Kenya, January 26, 2008 - A young man with an arrow in his head awaits treatment at a clinic. Split along ethnic lines, groups in Kenya have been attacking each other with machetes, clubs, spears, and bows and arrows. - Photograph by Peter Andrews/Reuters

15.02.2008: Kofi Annan is in the crosshair of media attention, but worries that he might not be able to deliver a power-sharing deal between the feuding factions in Kenya (photo: WTN)

Bernard, 21, in his home in the Kibera slum, holds the panga he took with him during a revenge attack, in which he faced a decision on whether to kill. (Evelyn Hockstein / For The Times)



A resident of Kasarani, Eldoret, at the burnt United Church of Christ, on Wednesday (20.02.2008). Arsonists on Tuesday night attacked people who had returned to their homes.



"So, how was it in Kenya?" (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Kids in Kibera have a new game. They have fashioned their own cameras out of mud, baked hard in the sun, and run around “filming” the mob of journalists that gathers on a hill overlooking their slum each day. (Photo: Rob Crilly)

Hate and Grief are close together in Nairobi slums and elsewhere



20.02.2008: Rioters attacking a bus full of people in the Mathare slum of Nairobi today as they faced off against police cracking down on unpaid rents in the wake of election violence

Village arrow maker John Olenkiti holds a cluster of arrows he has just made at the Orongai village in Masai Mara in Kenya. Olenkiti the only arrow maker in his village has been busy making arrows from wood and 15cm nails as his tribe prepares to defend their village from attack by members of the Kalenjin tribe. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

 



Baby Kofi Annan with its mother nearly a month after it was born at the Ol Choro Oirogua Conservancy in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The baby rhino was named after the former UN Secretary-General, Dr Kofi Annan.

 

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