The work of UZIMA Foundation in the first two months of 2008 has been dominated by the response to the violence that followed the announcement of the 2007 presidential election results which were released after a flawed vote tallying processes. This violence is unprecedented in Kenya which has always been regarded, by the international community as well as by Kenyans, as an oasis of peace in a unstable region of the world. This violence has resulted in people being injured or even killed and property worth billions of shillings destroyed. Large numbers of people, and indeed whole communities, have been affected by the violence with some ending up in Internally Displaced Persons camps across the country.
During the Kenyan crisis, UZIMA Foundation has been working in the Rift Valley province, which was the epic centre of the post election violence, in Western and Nyanza provinces as well as in the heart of Nairobi. Please click here to read a summary of the initial report.
Specific news updates will resume during March 2008.