August 4, 2010

Slaying Kenya's Tribalism & Intolerance

Munaweza Muleji, Daily Nation

AP Photo

Opinion

On Wednesday, three hyenas shall be slain, no matter what the outcome of the vote will be. The first to be put out of contention will be fear.

Barely two and a half years ago, lives were lost, property destroyed and relationships poisoned. For many Kenyans at that time, one's ethnic background was all that was required to put one in harm's way. Fear stalked the land.

The post-election violence went further than that; it raised deep concern about the future viability of this nation. We had slipped so far towards dismembering the country that it was difficult to see how we could again live harmoniously as a nation.

With the referendum vote, we will be saying that we chose to live together, guided by a constitution we all want...

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Africa, Kenya

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

May 13, 2012
The G-8 Must Deliver on Its Africa Plan
Jay Rayner, The Observer
At this week's G8 summit, the prime minister has a great opportunity to take the lead in tackling poverty. more ››
May 16, 2012
Europe to Somali Pirates: Beware
Daily Telegraph
The European Union naval attack on a Somali pirate base is a vast improvement on last year's mollycoddling. more ››
May 16, 2012
Will Africa Align with Atlantic Powers?
Jim Terrie, The Interpreter
The colonial and Cold War influences of Europe and North America are deep and create potential for such an 'Atlantic' alignment, but there are a number of challenges to realising it. Defining 'Africa' itself is problematic. Most... more ››
May 11, 2012
Mali Fighting Fuels African Chaos
Horand Knaup, Der Spiegel
The military coup and ensuing fighting in Mali has resulted in the deterioration of an already bad situation in Africa's Sahel region. Islamist extremists have gained the upper hand in northern Mali and now control Timbuktu.... more ››
May 10, 2012
Sudans Brace for a War Both Thought Was Over
Josh Kron, NY Times
South Sudan's years of conflict were meant to be over when it won its independence from Sudan last July after generations of fighting with the people of the north. But the jubilation quickly faded, and now, not even a year... more ››