Kenya death toll up to 1000
February 02, 2008
The death toll in Kenya has now passed the 1000 mark as smoke
continues to gather over the Rift Valley and youths continue to
This is despite an agreement by the warring parties to end the
violence within seven to 15 days.
And hopes for a peaceful settlement
are on a knife's edge.
The opposition is now accusing
President Mwai Kibaki of participating in bad faith.
This week he told the African Union
heads of states that Kenya's problems could be solved by the
Kofi Annan delivered a glimmer of hope.
He got the warring parties to agree
on a four point framework for mediation.
The three-person teams agreed to
the disarmament of militia, and for leaders to stop making
They have also promised to deal with the imploding humanitarian
However the good intentions lasted
only hours as at least 44 people died in fresh waves of violence.
Some were shot dead by police using
live ammunition - others were hacked to death.
Several areas remain no-go zones as a dark cloud now hangs over
Annan and the negotiators will face
new hurdles when talks resume on Monday.