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Death toll continues to rise

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by MzalendoHalisi, Dec 4, 2007.

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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Mkenya Member

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    Thanks you for your genuine concern.

    The Kuresoi has historical land issue, but today's clashes are more of politics, where poor farmers from one ethnic background are incited by politicians to evict their poor neighbors belonging to other ethic groups with the promise that they will be given land belonging to the evicted, once the politician is elected. In so doing the politicians consolidate their (good) votes whereas the (bad) votes are evicted during elections, thereby improving the chances of winning..

    The land problem started way back in 1942 when the British gov displaced approx. 4,000 people in central province and moved them to settle in Kuresoi.

    The second issue regards to the Mau forest complex, which includes huge sections of Kuresoi,Tinet, Ndoinet etc.., the Mau forest is the source of the Mara river flowing to (Masai Mara/Serengeti) as well as a major source for water flowing to Lake Victoria. The complex is also inhabited by the Ogiek community, the complex was gazetted in 1918, In 1988 the Ogiek were evicted and resettled in other areas in Elburgon not so far away. in the process many other communities not the intended Ogieks infiltrated the settlement process, people from Kericho/Kisii/Kikuyu as well as rich/influential individuals some of whom allotted themselves hundreds of acres of land.

    It is this unstable ethnic mix that causes that has led to poor rural people that live in grass-thatched mud-walled huts has since become a pawn in the political game of merciless politicians.

    There are other small issues where some people from some ethic background are regarded successful in business/farming and are perceived to be the " Cause" of poverty for others.

    I hope to have enlightened you however brief i may have been.
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    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

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    Ahsante Mkenya kwa ufafanuzi,
    It is a pit that we use violence and killing of innocent people in Africa for political gains- sasa inamaana baada ya uchaguzi hali itaweza tena kuwa shwari?

    Wanasiasa wa waina hii hawatakiwi kupata kura! The problem is most electorates are ignorant- and can easily be good prey for exploitation!
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    Kenyan-Tanzanian JF-Expert Member

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    I couldnt have put it better than this. Apt and informative. Yes Mzalendo, the explanation above by Mkenya illuminates the Kuresoi events.

    Its a pity that its when election comes round that these flare ups are politically triggered....