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This time next week, Kenya could
be facing another catastrophe

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Wigmore

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/27/2013 12:12:13 PM

Next week, Kenyans will vote for their president. That might not sound a particularly noteworthy event--except, if it all goes wrong, it will explode into a disaster with far-reaching consequences. In the 2007/8 election, 1,500 people were killed; it could be even worse this time. The strange thing about Kenya is that it’s normally relatively peaceful. It is the West’s most important link to East Africa, a vital source of trade and home to 30,000 Western expats. All are endangered by next Monday’s elections. Kenyans liken their elections to a reoccurring nightmare.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/27/2013 12:21:29 PM     (No. 9199112)

"This time next week, Kenya could
be facing another catastrophe"

Is Obama going back?


Reply 2 - Posted by: Emerson, 2/27/2013 12:23:59 PM     (No. 9199114)

Obie went over there and campaigned for his "cousin" Odingo, thus contributing to an election (of the other guy) that led to massive bloodshed (thanks to Odingo) and the two of them sharing power to settle the country down.

The notion that Kenya is "normally relatively peaceful" has to have been written by someone tucked away in London. Who doesn´t read.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/27/2013 12:26:43 PM     (No. 9199123)

Young Wigmore contradicts himself in this article after leading off with that inane and ignorant "normally peaceful" comment.

Best stick with reporting on cricket, Timmy.


Reply 4 - Posted by: phx4546, 2/27/2013 12:29:20 PM     (No. 9199130)

"Kenyans will vote for their president" just the oppsite of what we did. We voted for a Kenyan for our president.


Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/27/2013 12:29:29 PM     (No. 9199131)

Yeah, right. Kenya is so "normally peaceful" that my American ex-pat friend who has lived in Nairobi for decades pays an armed guard for her house and has a steel gate between her bedroom and the rest of the house.


Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/27/2013 1:10:51 PM     (No. 9199206)

I am tempted to write something sarcastic about Africa. However, we DO have a Kenyan in the White House, and he´s a thug every bit like Mugabe in Zimbabwe.


Reply 7 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/27/2013 1:11:48 PM     (No. 9199209)

Hey, you can have our Kenyan president. He has caused enough trouble here!!!!

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