Kenya IDPs: “Last year we had plans…” (multimedia)

Posted on 29 February 2008. Filed under: Humanitarian, Insecurity, Politics, Refugees/ IDPs |

Photo: Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
Damaris Mumbi and her children now live in a camp for displaced families on the outskirts of Nairobi

NAIROBI, 29 February 2008 (IRIN) – Around 600,000 people have been left homeless by the violence and chaos following Kenya’s disputed elections in December 2007.

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Damaris Mumbi fled her home town of Kapsabet in Rift Valley province, when angry neighbours burnt her house and shop, and threatened to kill her family and anyone else from tribes associated with President Kibaki.

Damaris is now sheltering with her children in a tented camp at a church compound in Runda, a suburb of the capital, Nairobi.  Like many thousands of ordinary Kenyans, Damaris’ life has been shattered by her ordeal.  She describes her sense of utter hopelessness.

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