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n African Security Review - Kenya : after the crisis, lessons abandoned : commentary

Volume 17, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Abstract

The story of Kenya's post-election violence has yet to be told. With over 6001 dead, property of unknown value destroyed, many people maimed, raped and dehumanised, families and marriages destroyed, children traumatised, the human and economic cost will likely be central to Kenya's soul for generations. This commentary avoids the too personal and painful aspects, but touches on the causes and acts of the violence and reflects on the last six months of 'normalcy'. It reaches the conclusion that while some changes have occurred, it would seem as if no lessons were learned, or that they have been the wrong lessons. Accordingly a future recurrence of the violence appears to be far more likely than unlikely.

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2008-12-01
2016-12-10

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