Friday, January 18, 2008

Okiya Omtatah Okoiti Self Chained & Arrested!


Talk of courage and determination!! I salute you brother Okiya Omtatah Okoiti!!!!

Description: Reknowned African poet, playwriter, novelist, author, writer and human rights activist Okiya Omtatah Okoiti on January 17, 2007 had chained himself to the fence of police headquarters, Nairobi to protest the killing of unarmed civilians in Kisumu by the Kenya police. The killing of two youths was captured on video and televised on national television. The police are suppressing any form of demonstrations protesting the rigged presidential election that saw Mwai Kibaki declared the winner by ECK Chairman. Omtatah was forcefully unchained from the fence, manhandled and arrested. He was taken to the KICC police station where he was locked up briefly and the transferred to an unknown place. Kenya Violence Politics Elections ODM PNU Raila Odinga.

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


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