Saturday, January 26, 2008
Nakuru mayhem in Pictures!
The latest clashes pitted members of Kibaki's Kikuyu tribe against Luos and Kalenjins who backed Odinga -- and looked to have largely caught the security forces in Nakuru unawares.
Benson Waliaula, 36, a security guard at a bank in the town, said he saw Kibaki supporters chase down one man and kill him.
"They tore his clothes off first then killed him with blows of a panga (machete). It took him some time to die. The police were just watching. There was nothing they could do," he said.
Witnesses said the Nakuru police mostly stayed in their stations on Friday, apparently unsure how to contain the chaos.
Nakuru Updates From Our Man On The Ground
Posted: January 26, 2008, 11:23 am by chris
Mayhem in Nakuru as a Catholic church-holy cross in the outskirts of the town burned down and people literary walking with crude weapons.
Mungiki group arrested on a lorry in the Nakuru-Nairobi road,a 7-6 curfew has been reinfoprced and there is more Kikuyu exodus to the ASK Nakuru showground.
The Nakuru showground fence was burned in the morning by members of the Kalenjins,Luos and Luhyas militia combined,demanding that the Kikuyus vacate the town.
More bloodshed expected today as a lorry full af vigilantes have arrived from West part of Kenya with bows and arrows.
Report received in the morning Kenyan time.
Source: Kumekucha's Blog
Ruud Elmendorp of Wikiboom has an excellent chronology of the events that led to all these. You can see them at: http://rocketboom.wikia.com/wiki/Kenya