Tuesday, January 01, 2008

'Let Raila and Kibaki fight! They are presidents'

“Let Raila and Kibaki fight! They are the presidents; we are just people!”

Those, The New York Times reports, are the words of a Luo man interviewed during a march for peace in a Nairobi slum, a march attended by both Kikuyus and Luos. And that really is the message we should be sending to the young men and women killing each other across the country - not the baseless, emotion-charged arguments we continue to see on internet forums.

Read more from Ombuya Okon'go.