President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga shook hands at their first crisis meeting since the disputed elections. They pledged to seek an end to weeks of unrest that have killed nearly 700 people.
In some of Nairobi’s slums, residents have to flee their homes for fear of revenge attacks from neighbours who don’t approve of their opposing ethnic origins or political beliefs. Julius is one such person. An ethnic Kikuyu who is living in Kairobangi slum among a Luo majority, Julius must be escorted by police to salvage the last of his belongings.
Just one kilometer away, in a bustling textile factory of 6.000 workers the inter-ethnic spirit is totally different. Luos and Kikuyu work side by side, peacefully. This feeling is felt not only in Nairobi, but throughout Kenya where people are convinced that the end of the political crisis will mean that people can live together in peace again.
NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The two rivals in Kenya's political crisis met on Thursday for the first time since a disputed election and pledged to seek an end to weeks of unrest that have killed nearly 700 people.
Date created : 2008-01-25