31 January 2008

Kenya still in a bad way

The post-election turmoil is still churning in Kenya. Apparently the UN is getting involved, but as we all know, that means nothing.

Essentially, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan showed up in the country three weeks after the violence started and began talking. Here's a timeline of the events over the past month:

Key phrases: "launches formal mediation," "denounces," "meet," "warns."

Didn't we learn anything from Rwanda?

There are a lot of scary parallels between the two nations:

1. Struggle for power

2. Ethnic tensions

3. Roving gangs of mobs killing men, women and children

If there isn't some kind of military intervention in Kenya soon, I fear the whole place will go up in flames.


Aliese Fry said...

Stuff like this just makes me so sad for those people.

The Village of Randomity said...

Do they have missionaries in Kenya? I'm guessing not

Brandon said...

Actually, Matt, the church has the Kenya, Nairobi mission there. I wonder if the missionaries have been pulled out... haven't heard anything, so I assume not, but they'll probably go soon.