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Post Election-humanitarian Crisis

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by G.MWAKASEGE, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. G.MWAKASEGE

    G.MWAKASEGE Senior Member

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    The town is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crisis in its history.

    Kenya Red Cross officials estimated that more than 30,000 families had been forced out of their homes.

    The displaced families have packed into police station compounds, churches, schools and mosques to capacity.

    But the families, mainly women and children, are facing a serious shortage of food and water as all shops and supermarkets remained closed.

    Uchumi Supermarket, which had remained the only open shopping outlet, was closed yesterday after it ran out of stocks. There is also a shortage of medicine and sanitation.

    “We are kindly appealing to donors and humanitarian organisations to help supply food items to the women and children that are facing starvation,” said Mrs Mary Kiptanui, a volunteer with the Kenya Red Cross.

    Calls were being made yesterday that a way be cleared to enable displaced people travel to their rural areas.

    “We are facing a critical humanitarian and security situation in Eldoret,” said Mr Mohamud Jama an elder in the town.

    “There is heavy fighting in the outskirts and there are no signs that the flare-ups will end any time soon,” he added.

    Many bodies lay at the Moi University Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.

    “We need urgent measures to help us collect the bodies from the mortuary for burial,” said Mr Jama.
     
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    G.MWAKASEGE Senior Member

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    The Kiambaa and Kimuri villagers were caught unawares as the youths chanted war songs and surrounded the Kenya Assemblies of God church in Kiambaa in the afternoon.

    Serious burns

    Those who tried to escape were waylaid and burnt in a nearby shamba.

    One of the dead, police confirmed, was a disabled woman in a wheelchair.

    A pregnant woman who sustained serious burns on her leg was among 20 survivors who were rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment.

    According to a survivor, Mr Joseph Kamande, 47, the killers accused those camping in the church of having voted for President Mwai Kibaki.

    “They said we must pay for our decision to vote for President Kibaki,” he said.

    Mr Kamande said he was lucky to be alive after he fell into a ditch, leading the killers to believe he had died.

    But he lost his wife, three children and two grand-children in the incident.

    Another survivor, Mrs Elizabeth Wangui Kimunya, 102, had gone to answer a call of nature when the attack occurred.

    Peter Munderu, 44, said he lost his three children. “Many bodies are still buried in the debris,” he said.

    The killings brought to 50 the number of deaths reported around the town on Tuesday alone.

    Eleven others had been killed in Langas estate early Tuesday morning


    The town is experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crisis in its history.

    Kenya Red Cross officials estimated that more than 30,000 families had been forced out of their homes.

    The displaced families have packed into police station compounds, churches, schools and mosques to capacity.

    But the families, mainly women and children, are facing a serious shortage of food and water as all shops and supermarkets remained closed.

    Uchumi Supermarket, which had remained the only open shopping outlet, was closed yesterday after it ran out of stocks. There is also a shortage of medicine and sanitation.

    “We are kindly appealing to donors and humanitarian organisations to help supply food items to the women and children that are facing starvation,” said Mrs Mary Kiptanui, a volunteer with the Kenya Red Cross.

    Calls were being made yesterday that a way be cleared to enable displaced people travel to their rural areas.

    “We are facing a critical humanitarian and security situation in Eldoret,” said Mr Mohamud Jama an elder in the town.

    “There is heavy fighting in the outskirts and there are no signs that the flare-ups will end any time soon,” he added.

    Many bodies lay at the Moi University Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.

    “We need urgent measures to help us collect the bodies from the mortuary for burial,” said Mr Jama.
     
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    Jafar JF-Expert Member

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    In a such situation what do yo really expect ?Ukipanda chuki utavuna chuki.
     
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