Residents of High Rise estate in Nairobi have reported very heavy gun fire in Kibera which started at around 8 pm and is still going on as I type this 12:40 am Kenyan time 31st Dec 2007.
It is not immediately clear what is happening as numerous Kenyans whose only crime is not being a rich looter suffer and lose their lives.
I would like to appeal to every reader of this blog who can reach angry Kenyans everywhere to appeal to them to stop the violence. As has been quite rightly pointed here, the people suffering are the same people to whom this great injustice has been done. Peaceful protest is the way to go and we are yet to exhaust peaceful means of dealing with the illegal government of Mwai “stole the 2007 presidential elections” Kibaki.
Meanwhile I do not want to pass any hurried judgment but I am wondering what a sober Kenyan could be doing busy posting pro Kibaki comments here from a Kenyan IP address when most Kenyans at home are worried for their own personal security. Could they be doing it from a very safe place? (Get my drift?) With freedom fighters like Phil and others, I can understand.
At the moment I cannot verify rumors I have seen here in the comments section to the effect that ODM Pentagon members have been arrested. However I can confirm that operations are being directed by John “Standard Raid” Michuki and his colleague Njenga Karume who in fact wanted Raila arrested last Saturday.