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Prof. Fulbert Namwamba Speaks: “I lived the 2007/8 PEV."

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Flashback!  Kenya suffered its worst humanitarian crisis since independence following the December 30 results of a hotly-contested presidential election. Opposition leader Raila Odinga and his supporters rejected the declared victory of incumbent Mwai Kibaki, alleging it was the result of rampant rigging. Protests degenerated into widespread violence as decades of economic frustration and ethnic rivalry spiraled out of control. In the days immediately after the results were announced, gangs of youths blocked Kenya’s main roads and set fire to hundreds of homes of perceived ‘outsiders’. In all, more than 1,200 people were killed and some 350,000 to 800,000 displaced into temporary camps, with an equal number seeking refuge with friends or relatives. Agricultural activity was seriously hampered as farmers moved away from their fields, posing long-terms risks for the country’s food security – already threatened by drought and soaring fertiliser prices. The education and health sectors were also compromised by the large-scale displacement of professionals.
One man, Prof. Fulbert Namwamba lived through the crisis and saw, felt and witnessed first hand, the impact and the deadly scenario that wracked the Kenyan landscape. His description of the chaos that followed by disputed election brings you face to face with with reality; the reality of a crisis, tribalism, revenge, hate and pent-up emotion.
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