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 (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
CHEPKANGA, Kenya (AP) ┬áHe 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.