Because Murder isn’t Enough?

Not only must Kenya’s women and child survivors mourn great losses, their very identity must be violated as well???

Sexual Abuse of Children Increasing in Kenya
Voice of America – 3 hours ago
By Lisa Schlein The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, reports sexual violence against women and children in Kenya is increasing.

Sex attacks on the rise in Kenya: UNICEF
AFP – 4 hours ago
GENEVA (AFP) Sexual violence has soared in Kenya amid the country’s ethnic clashes and political turmoil, with young women in refugee camps particularly …

Gang rape spirals in violent Kenya
BBC News, UK – Jan 23, 2008
By Stephanie Holmes “I could not run away. They gagged my mouth and pinned me down. After raping me they blindfolded me and led me to a nearby forest. …

Reported rapes double in Kenya crisis areas: UN
Reuters – Jan 22, 2008
By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Reported cases of rape and sexual attacks against women have doubled in areas of Kenya hit by political …

UNICEF says number of child rapes in Kenya up since election
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria -6 hours ago
AP GENEVA (AP) – Kenya has seen a rise in child rapes since last month’s disputed elections sparked violence and forced thousands into makeshift camps, …

On a related note:

Marriages Fall Victim to Kenya Violence
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY AP -2 hours ago
CHEPKANGA, Kenya (AP)  He doesn’t call. He doesn’t write. His cell phone has been switched off for weeks. After 17 years, Naomi Kering’s husband is gone ? one more intertribal marriage fallen victim to the violence that has followed Kenya’s disastrous presidential election…

“The kids always ask me, ‘Where is he?’ And I always say he is going to come back,” Kering, a 34-year-old of the Kalenjin tribe, told The Associated Press as she stood in the rubble of her home, torched by a mob last month because her husband is a Kikuyu. “But I hope he stays away, because I love him and I want him to be safe.”

And one political development since my previous post:

In an interview with Reuters on Friday, Odinga ruled out taking the post of prime minister in Kibaki’s government — a solution some media and diplomats had touted. He said the only three acceptable options would be Kibaki’s resignation, a vote re-run, or power-sharing followed by a new election.

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