Tristan McConnellFebruary 28, 2013 07:06
KIAMBAA, Kenya — Of all the terrible things that took place after Kenya’s last election, the worst was the burning to death of 35 people in this town’s small Pentecostal church. After members of the majority Kikuyu ethnic group sought shelter there, hundreds of machete-wielding men from the rival minority Kalenjin tribe laid gasoline-soaked mattresses against the walls and set them alight. Kenyans are still recovering from the violence that killed more than 1,100 people and forced 600,000 from their homes. And there are fears of fresh clashes as the country prepares for a new election on Monday.