Monday, July 16, 2007

War on Mungiki

The Kenyan government promised Mungiki a no holds-barred struggle, and in the last month, the police have lived up to their word.

Every single day, tens of Kenyans are injured or killed in violence that the media attributes to the Mungiki phenomenon. In our question of the week, we ask your opinions on the violence, and on the extra-judicial response of the state. Is oath-taking in itself a reason for police executions? We also show video from some of the affected areas, with frog-marches and whole neighbourhoods of wananchi are forced to lie on their bellies as interrogations are carried out. Reminisces of the Emergency? You decide.

Watch the videos and join in on the discussion here.