Pray for Kenya

We need to pray for the situation and the people of Kenya.

Protests erupted in western Kenya and machete-wielding mobs faced off in the Rift Valley on Monday after scores of people were killed in ethnic violence, complicating mediation by former U.N. boss Kofi Annan.

In the normally peaceful Rift Valley town of Nakuru, a mortuary worker said on Monday that 64 bodies were lying in the morgue, all victims of the past four days of ethnic fighting.

Gangs from rival communities have been fighting each other with machetes, clubs, and bows and arrows in Nakuru and nearby Naivasha, both famous for their lakes teeming with wildlife.

In the worst incident of the latest flare-up, 19 people were burned to death locked inside a house in Naivasha on Sunday, police officer Grace Kakai told Reuters.

The total death toll is now more than 800.

The violence since Kenya’s December 27 election now has a momentum of its own, with cycles of killing and revenge linked to land and wealth disputes tied to British colonial policy that politicians have revived during most of Kenya’s elections.

“What is alarming about the last few days is that there are evidently hidden hands organizing it now. Militias are appearing … the targeting is very specific,” Britain’s Africa minister Mark Malloch Brown said on a visit to Kenya.

The government has for weeks accused the opposition of planning ethnic killings in the Rift, and last week watchdog Human Rights Watch made the same accusation after having said police used excessive force in quelling protests.

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One Response to “Pray for Kenya”

  1. Chester says:

    Thanks for all that are praying for Kenya.

    This Saturday we will be praying on a conference call, please join us.

    See the link ..http://www.prayer-for-africa.com

    Blessings,

    Chester

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