Kenyan Crisis

2007-2008 Ethnic Conflict

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The 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis was an ethnic crisis that started in Kenya after President Mwai Kibaki won the 2007 presidential election. Supporters of Kibaki's opponent blamed him for manipulation. This lead to ethnic violence in Kenya. The targeted violence started with the murder of over 50 unarmed women and children by locking them in a church and burning them alive. The violence then spread all throughout Kenya.
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This conflict was in the form of targeted ethnic violence, where up to 1500 people were murdered. A lot of people in Kenya were killed simply for supporting Kibaki. Even people from bordering countries were murdered. The conflict spread all throughout Kenya, and even over borders slightly.
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On a global scale, this conflict forced the UN to step in. On a regional scale, all of Kenya was at battle, and on a local scale over 1000 people were murdered and over 30 towns destroyed.
Kenya's Post-Election Crisis

Works Cited

"2007–08 Kenyan Crisis." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.


"Timeline: Kenya’s Post-election Crisis - FT.com." Financial Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.