Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Tribalism - Kenya

Kibaki and Bush

Kibaki beat Odinga in the 2007 Kenyan election, although there are claims the vote was rigged.

“Been watching footage of the situation in Eldoret and keep wondering where the police, military are?” writes blogger Nakeel.

Tribalism is a problem in Kenya.

The Kikuyu is Kenya's largest tribe, comprising 22% of the population.

"It wields great economic power and has long been seen as the country's ruling class."

Kibaki is Kikuyu. (The tribalism that colours Kenyan life)

"Many tribes feel that they have suffered under Mr Kibaki's five-year Kikuyu-centric rule.

"For Kenya's third largest tribe, the Luo, opposition leader Mr Odinga, also a Luo, represented a brighter, fairer future.

"The Luo heartland is in western Kenya but many of Nairobi's most notorious slums, such as Kibera, have huge, desperate Luo populations." (The tribalism that colours Kenyan life)



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