Paramilitary police threw tear gas as several hundred demonstrators rallied in Mombasa on Friday in support of the opposition leader Raila Odinga. Mr. Odinga, a Luo, insists that he won elections last week and that the government rigged the results.
* Weeks before the elections there was a lot of chatter about Islam, jihad this and Islam that, about subjecting Christians to sharia etc. etc. Now we see riots, churches burning with their congregations inside and our news-services tell us the violence is ‘ethnic’, of if you like, ‘tribal’. A familiar pattern? Yes.
But we are not very inquisitive, few of us bother to inform themselves, so when you get a chance to read this, try to remember it next time when you watch another 30 second sound blip on Caliphate News Network:
“While the country now grapples with an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, Ali Mohamed Hussein, Kenya’s chief of police, said that violence was in fact subsiding in the country.”
* Ali Mohamed Hussein, Kenya’s chief of police?!
NAIROBI, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Kenyan police have arrested a British national on suspicion of possessing illegal arms, including hand grenades, which were seized in the east African country last week, a senior police source said on Monday.
“The police are investigating him for possession of illegal firearms among other things,” the source told Reuters.
* ‘Nothing to do with Islam’… sure
* ‘Ethnic’- my ass…
Any weakening of democracy in Kenya will have a domino effect across the continent, threatening infiltration of Islamic fundamentalist elements into any unstable state.