Sunday, December 13, 2009

What the Mau Crisis Says About Kenyans

The tragedy of this country, that which I believe we must first contend before any meanignful reform, is that we only pay lip service to our laws, and to human rights. Only when it is convenient do we pipe up in defence of the weak and lowly, which is why the human rights industry has found more important work to do at this minute than defend the Mau peasants.
That said, I was encouraged to see some articles in the Sunday papers that made clear that respecting the human rights of the squatters and settlers, does not mean tolerating continued destruction of the forest.