GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN SERVICES COMMITTEE – 1 Feb 08

GOVERNMENT HUMANITARIAN SERVICES COMMITTEE
SITUATION UPDATE
Friday 1st February 2008
The Post Election Violence has increasingly continued to ravage most
parts of the country. Tension is high in most parts of the Rift Valley, Central,
Nyanza and Western Provinces. Rift valley remains to be the worst hit
province in the country and most parts have experienced some of the
worst clashes ever experienced in the country. Killings and burning are
reported to be taking place in areas of Kitale, Eldoret, Molo, Elburgon,
Kuresoi, Koibatek, Nakuru, Naivasha, Limuru, Kericho and Kipkelion.
During the day the MP for Ainamoi was shot dead by Police Officer in
Eldoret. This led to skirmish in some parts of the country. As a result the
road a long the Keroka – Kipsigis border at a place called Borabu there
was a fight between the Kisii’s and the Kipsigis. This is because it was
believed that the Police Officer who shot the MP is a Kisii and the MP is a
Kipsigis. Houses were burnt and property of unknown value was also
destroyed but no life was lost.


As of Thursday 31st January 2008, the number of people who have been
displaced stands at 248,215, while the number of the deaths that have
occurred so far is estimated to be 921. Property worth millions of shillings
has been destroyed. Law and order is being restored and the Military has
now been called in support of the civil society to restore order, particularly
in the escort of transport vehicles to western Kenya, which was
devastatingly affected by rowdy youths along the main roads.

Full Report – Ocha Kenya 

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