Monday, March 12, 2007

Societal connivance in road carnage

Above: Matatu on a Kenyan road

This is an indictment of Abagusii for murdering five members of a family, earlier this week. More importantly, it is an indictment of the police, who knew that the carnage was imminent.

The week began with news from my home district, Nyamira, that several people had died in a gory matatu accident. Five of them were from a little village outside the town, where I was born. The report sent me back to the summer of last year, when, after 12 years in the United States, I returned home.

Ombuya E. Okong'o criticizes the Kisii community in its failure to embrace road safety, and what he says is their continued support of the police corruption on Gusii roads.