Monday, December 31, 2007
The Mail & Guardian reports that almost 130 people have died in overnight unrest "that erupted following President Mwai Kibaki's re-election."
Opponents of President Kibaki allege that he rigged last week's presidential elections.
Kibaki responded with orders to clamp down on dissent and shoot to kill where needed.
On Sunday the White House congratulated Kibaki on his election. On Monday, the White House would not repeat the sentiment.
I guess Bush will know when an election has been stolen.
Ain't this age of democracy just grand to behold?
***Update***(January 1, 2008)
The BBC reports that 30 people, including children, have been burned to death by a rioting mob in the western town of Eldoret.
The Mail and Guardian reports that the death toll in the past 5 days of unrest has climbed to 299 so far.