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Vol 49 No 17

Published 22nd August 2008


The names and the shame

The August report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights lists many groups and individuals involved in the post-election violence but it is far from exhaustive.

In Nairobi, attacks were launched by the ethnic gangs known as Siafu, Bukhungu, Jeshi la Darajani, Ghetto and Mungiki. The Siafu gang was supported by 'some councillors' and transported in a pickup linked to football clubs. A Nissan matatu minibus owned by two Luo businessmen transported gang members from the Huruma Youth Group, who were paid 500 Kenyan shillings (US$7.3) a day.

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