Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Increasing Tension in Kenya

I just read an article in the New York Times about increasing tension in Kenya after a disputed election last week, which was almost certainly rigged. Back in 1974, I attended Rift Valley boarding school in Kenya (outside of Nairobi) for a year, so I still feel as if it's home, even if only in a small way.

Pray for Kenya and the people of Kenya -- that further violence would be averted, and that the president and government leaders act honestly and with consideration for all ethnic groups.

Remember leaders of other countries too...I know presidential primaries are just around the corner in the US.


Ruth said...

Good reminders to continue to pray for peace and the leaders of our countries.

Judy in Indiana said...

I spent time this spring in Eldoret, Kenya.This is a particualerly hard hit area for violence right now. An American doctor from our church and his wife are there, they have lived there for 8 years and run an exchange program between the hospital in Eldoret and Indiana Univ. Med School. The American staff and students were evacuated right away, the Europeans later. They have chosen to stay, as they feel the problems are not with the foreigners, but between tribes and countrymen. They say they are safe and they are continuing work at the hospital as best as they can given food, fuel, medical shortages.

nittenaway said...

Hey, Africakid, you don't know me, but I caught your blog because you blogged on The Almond Branch.

Read your worries about Kenya, and related. One of my daughters was over there at the time (she and her husband live in Richmond VA, and he's Kenyan) to celebrate holidays with his family. They remained safe and are now back in the states. Even though it was a bit unsettling for them and their friends/family, I think they also value being there at the time.