After the election, after the results were nullified, after a repeat election was scheduled on October 26, after the government tampered with the electoral law, after protests and manifestation were forbidden, the opposition supporters decided to protest. In one of such protests one student was shot dead
The international community, which initially welcomed the results of the August 8 elections as the cleanest in the history of Kenya and among the cleanest in the history of East Africa, has been surprisingly silent expept for saying that the ruling party and the opposition should talk.
In spite of the deafening silence of the international community, which has literally minded its own business, President Kenyatta invited the world to keep its hands off Kenya (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Keep-off-Kenyan-affairs-Uhuru-tells-foreign-powers/2558-4141190-8uxai/index.html).
And while the EU lauds the IEBC’s plan for the repeat elections (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/EU-lauds-IEBC-plans-for-Kenya-presidential-election/2558-4141690-g74e6ez/index.html) , the media reports that at least 33 people have been killed by the police during the manifestations (http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Kenya-Police-killed-over-33-demos-HRW/2558-4141680-2h3nrj/index.html).
Kenya’s crisis is nowhere close to finsihing and it won’t end with the October 26 elections.