Thirty Hours That Destroyed Kenya


Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice have released the data, findings, analysis and verification of their legal working group, who have conducted an intensive investigation of electoral anomalies and malpractices that plunged Kenya into civil war.  The four documents comprise:

1) An analysis of the differences between the presidential and parliamentary vote in 2007, using the 2002 results as a benchmark.

2) An hour-by-hour log, compiled by Kenyan election observers, of the last phase of the presidential tallying. Their testimonies expose what can only be termed a resolve among electoral officials—including Commissioners and staff—to obtain a pre-determined outcome, whether supported by fact or not.

3) A table of these anomalies, malpractices and illegalities committed in at least 49 constituencies across the country.

4) A summary of the findings.

KPTJ is a civil society coalition of over 40 Kenyan legal, governance and human rights organizations, as well as concerned individual Kenyan citizens.

Read the full reports here.

About Shailja Patel

Shailja Patel is a Kenyan poet, writer and theatre artist who has performed at venues from New York's  Lincoln Center to the Zanzibar International Film Festival. Patel's first full-length show, Migritude, premiered in the San Francisco Bay Area, and toured Kenya to critical acclaim in 2007. The show was selected as the subject of the 2007 season premiere of SPARK! –  KQED TV's award-winning arts programme .Patel's work has received awards from, among others, the Ford Foundation, the National Performance Network, and Indian American Women Empowered. Most recently, she is a founding member of Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, a coalition of Kenyan citizens and legal, governance, and human rights organizations, working towards a viable peace in the Kenya Crisis stemming from the December 2007 elections.

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  1. its a pitty that at this point in time someone can try to rig the elections so shamelessly. this isnt 1970, kenyans are bright and we know wat we want from our leaders and we will fight for our rights.i am obviously one of those middleclass people who just shout at home in front of the telly and never step foot outside to protest but i believe it will reach a point where everyone will be directly affected and we’ll have to take to the streets.

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