Monday, January 21, 2008

Intense Email from Kenya

PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL BELOW. IT IS VERY TRAGIC. PRAY FOR KENYA. THESE ARE THE TOWNS I WAS IN JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO. IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. PLEASE SUPPORT CHRIST'S HOPE IF YOU CAN.

Dear friends,


Firstly let me say at the onset that my family and I are safe so far. Its a trying time in the country and I have managed to get to e-mail this am. Kisumu town is littered with dead bodies mostly young people under 30 yrs of age. We have no traffic in or out of town and people have looted all the food stores.
Hospitals like ours have run out of food and medicines and Red Cross are trying their best to share whatever little they have with others.
Things are calmer this morning but the curfew is still on within most towns in the country. I counted 18 fresh bodies this morning on my way here to a mates house to send this e-mail. People are killing their neighbours if they are from a different tribe.
The government sadly has let its people down but we pray that the next few days will bring change. Many towns near me Kisumu, kakamega, eldoret, busia, kericho, aree mostly on fire. the infrastructure is which has taken decades to build is in smoke.
The people of Kenya have spoken through the ballot and we hope the international community will do something to make the head of state concede defeat and prevent Kenyans from killing one another.

Friends, its a bad start to 2008 in Kenya but one must never give up, the power of the people will eventually prevail. I am keeping my head low but staying safe. I am harbouring 5 families in my house who are the wrong tribe in town but are Kenyans who deserve better.
Will keep you updated and many thanks for those who called and/or texted me.

ps: Our local TV and radio have been banned from transmitting live broadcast and we are only relying on the the BBC world service.

WIshing all of you a happy 2008.

Hezron.

3 comments:

be_a_Mary said...

WOW. definitely need to pray.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, any help - whether money, food or medicine - that does come is often seized by the warlords and tribal leaders. It is very difficult to get aid into the hands of the people it is intended for under this out of control situation.

Eric Wakeling said...

anonymous - that's why I recommended supporting a ministry that I KNOW will get the help to people that need it.