Death Toll Reaches 1,000 in Kenya
The ongoing ethnic cleansing and violence, sparked by the elections on december 27th. The announcement was made by Kenyan Minister of Information Samuel Poghisio that the press ban will be lifted today.
The government says it is tracking text messages that may have incited violence, as well as local media which could have added to the tensions.
Check out our previous NowPublic coverage here.
Kenya's government Tuesday announced it will find and prosecute anyone who sent "hate text messages" that helped incite ethnic tensions after the contested election in December.
The violence has left more than 1,000 people dead, according to Red Cross figures released Tuesday.
Speaking at a news conference in Nairobi, Kenyan Minister of
Information Samuel Poghisio said the government has been tracking such
text messages -- sent from inside Kenya and neighboring Uganda -- that
the government believes helped to incite violence.
Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement urged outside intervention in order to end the chaos created by the nation’s president who stole an election through means of vote fraud. Odinga claims both the army and the police are no longer able to serve as objective enforcers of law.
It seems finally there is a very small light at the end of an extremely dark tunnel.
The government have finally lifted the live media ban as, according to the 'Honorable' Saitoti, who is the Internal Security Minister, there is "increased security" in the country now!