Kibera: One Year After the Riots

An interesting article was published today about the rebuilding of Kibera one year after the riots following the Kenyan elections in December 2007. You can read the article here.

According to Margaret, tensions in Kibera still remain. She does not feel safe visiting certain parts of the slum because ethnic hostility is present and noticeable in these areas.

Nevertheless, it’s remarkable that the situation didn’t spiral out of control more than it did. Yes, it was terrible, but there was a fear one year ago that there was no end in sight. Fortunately, as the article points out, as soon as the two political leaders struck a power-sharing deal, peace returned to Kenya.

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